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CLICK HERE FOR CINEMATIC TERMS GLOSSARY. You will use these terms in your Outside-Class Film Reviews. (Terms list attached to review instructions)

GO EAGLES!!!    WELCOME!     DUE MONDAY, 9/25: Outside Class Film Review #2 (TEST GRADE)     GO EAGLES!!!  

   

 UPDATED 9/17/2017 

    

  

   FRIENDLY REMINDERS & HOMEWORK

 1) DUE MONDAY, 9/25 BY MIDNIGHT (Assigned 9/6): FILM REVIEW #2 (TEST GRADE) (Submit review to www.turnitin.com) REMEMBER, YOU MUST USE & HIGHLIGHT AT LEAST 5 KEY CINEMATIC TERMS IN YOUR REVIEW (List attached with instructions & available Google Drive Folder). 

 

 Almost ALL of the films on your review list are available for check out at the Rowlett Public Library!!! Click below to search the catalog!!!

 

 NEED SOME HELP CHOOSING A FILM TO WATCH FOR YOUR REVIEW OR JUST FOR FUN??? GOOGLE THE TITLE PLUS THE WORD TRAILER (e.g. Citizen Kane Trailer on youtube.com), TCM.COM (search by title, then click on link and there is an option to view trailer. You will also be able to see if any air dates of the film). 

   

    

     

     

  TUTORIAL TIMES: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday - 6:45-7:15AM & 2:45-3:150PM (other times by appointment). STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PASS TO ENTER BUILDINGPARENTS - You may write a pass yourself.  Please, include the student's name, date, and that they are coming to Mrs. Osborn's room for tutorial. 

    

    

  1940s: World War II Propaganda: The Mortal Storm & Mrs. Miniver

Monday, September 18 [A]:
- This Week’s Objective: We will analyze the role of propaganda and the OWI (Office of War Information) during World War II while screening The Mortal Storm (1940).
- INTRODUCTION TO WWII PROPAGANDA: Negative Propaganda (Demonizing the Enemy) - Disney WWII Propaganda cartoons (“Der Fuhrer’s Face” & “Education for Death”)
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FILM SCREENING: The Mortal Storm (1940) starring James Stewart & Margaret Sullavan 
- AFTER WWII SCREENINGS ACTIVITIES:
     1) EDMODO REVIEW: Did you enjoy The Mortal Storm? If you saw this film in 1940, would it encourage you to support the war in Europe against Hitler? Why or why not? GIVE THE FILM YOUR * TO **** RATING.
     2) WORLD WAR II PROPAGANDA SHORT ESSAY: In your opinion, can The Mortal Storm, Mrs. Miniver, & Casablanca be considered Propaganda in support of American involvement in World War II? How so? If a popular film such as these was released today depicting the experiences of an average “middle class” family in  Baghdad or Damascus, would it encourage American support of U.S. involvement in the war against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)? Explain your reasoning & give evidence from the films supporting your position. CITE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES (SCENES) FROM THE FILMS. (DUE AT END OF WORLD WAR II SCREENINGS)
- HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY (by midnight), 9/25: FILM REVIEW #2 (Submit review to www.turnitin.com) (TEST GRADE)  

    
Tuesday, September 19 [B]:
- B DAY (Class does not meet)
 

 

    
Wednesday, September 20 [A]:
- FILM SCREENING: Finish The Mortal Storm (1940) 
- ACTIVITY: EDMODO REVIEW: Did you enjoy The Mortal Storm? If you saw this film in 1940, would it encourage you to support the war in Europe against Hitler? Why or why not? GIVE THE FILM YOUR * TO **** RATING.
- HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY (by midnight), 9/25: FILM REVIEW #2 (Submit review to www.turnitin.com) (TEST GRADE)


Thursday, September 21 [B]:
- B DAY (Class does not meet)


Friday, September 22 [A]:
- Today’s Objective: We will analyze the goals of propaganda, OWI (Office of War Information), and the war on the Homefront while screening Mrs. Miniver (1942).
- DISCUSS: Life on the Homefront during WWII  
- SCREENING: Mrs. Miniver (1942) starring Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon 
- AFTER SCREENING ACTIVITIES:
     1) EDMODO REVIEW: DID YOU ENJOY MRS. MINIVER? Did you empathize (identify) with the family in Mrs. Miniver? Why or why not? GIVE THE FILM YOUR * to **** RATING.
     2)
WORLD WAR II PROPAGANDA SHORT ESSAY: In your opinion, can The Mortal Storm, Mrs. Miniver, & Casablanca be considered Propaganda in support of American involvement in World War II? How so? If a popular film such as these was released today depicting the experiences of an average “middle class” family in Damascus, Aleppo, or Baghdad, would it encourage American support of U.S. involvement in the war against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)? Explain your reasoning & give evidence from the films supporting your position. CITE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES FROM THE FILMS. (DUE AT END OF WORLD WAR II SCREENINGS)
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HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY (by midnight), 9/25: FILM REVIEW #2 (Submit review to www.turnitin.com) (TEST GRADE)  

 



COMING UP NEXT WEEK:
- WWII Propaganda
- FILM SCREENING: Finish Mrs. Miniver
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DUE MONDAY (by midnight), 9/25: FILM REVIEW #2 (Submit review to www.turnitin.com) (TEST GRADE

  HISTORICAL CONTEXT WEBSITES:  

The Mortal Storm, Journey for Margaret, Mrs. Miniver, & Casablanca 
1940s - World War II  
  American Cultural History - 1940-1949 
  Film History of the 1940s
  Timeline of Influential Milestones and Turning Points in Film History: 1940s
  The Mortal Storm, The Mortal Storm (1940) Overview, Sheldon Drobny: The Mortal Storm, Catching the Classics: The Mortal Storm (1940)
  Journey for Margaret (1942) Overview & Margaret O'Brien at Reel Classics
  Mrs. Miniver (1942) - Mrs. Miniver & Mrs Miniver review by Renee Yeh
  Casablanca (1942) - Casablanca & The Casablanca Narrative
  World War Two 
  War Films 
  War Movies Database - World War Two Movie Guide 
  Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" propaganda films
  Office of War Information 
  Records of the office of War Information [OWI]
  Regulating the Screen: The Office of War Information and the Production Code Association (PCA)
  The OWI and Hollywood's Portrayal of the Allies - The OWI and Hollywood's Portrayal of the Enemy
  The OWI in the Early War Years
  The Production Code (PCA) and the War in Europe
  War and Anti-War Films 
Inside Nazi Germany
  Motion Pictures and Propaganda
  Cinemocracy - propaganda for the war effort: Free Movies Download & Streaming
- The Battle Ground - Morale Films: Courage, Comedy, and American Nostalgia - The Stars Go to War - Hollywood Homefront Mobilization
  WWII Filmography 
  World War II Films
  Films from the Home Front
  Images - WWII Nurses in Movietone Newsreels
  WW2 Timeline
  The Second World War 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum 
  Roosevelt Timeline 
  Digital History: Guided Readings: America at War: World War II
  Casablanca: Notes for Viewing - Casablanca: Analysis of Climactic Scene - Casablanca and Propaganda 
  Casabalanca: 7 Dumbest Questions
   Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) 
  Celluloid Soldiers
  Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
  Goopy Geer's Rare Cartoons Page - War Cartoons 
  On the Road: USO Shows: Bob Hope and American Variety (Library of Congress) 
  Casablanca mistakes, bloopers and goofs - moviemistakes.com
  Victory Theater: Hollywood And World War II
  A STUDY IN MOTION PICTURE PROPAGANDA
  Propaganda Media
  World War II Videos - Allies, German Footage, Propaganda Film.
  Propaganda of Japan and the U.S. During WW II
  Nazism and cinema
  Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl - Much more on German & Japanese Propaganda available on my WWII Propaganda and Hitler web pages.
More sites on the WWII are available on Mrs. Osborn's World War II page.

 

Digital History - Hollywood's America
Digital History - Hollywood as History
Digital History - The Nickel Madness
  Many, many links for research & more information can be found on Mrs. Oz's Motion Pictures website.


   

   IMPORTANT LINKS

 

EDMODO CLASS
Edmodo.com - Mrs. Osborn has your key code to join this online class.

WHERE TO SUBMIT YOUR OUTSIDE-CLASS FILM REVIEWS
  TURN IT IN

CINEMATIC TERMINOLOGY
  Cinematic Terms - A FilmMaking Glossary 
  Movie Terminology Glossary 

FILM GENRES  
  Film Genres Introduction - IMDb Genre Browser - Film Genre Chart 
Looking for a movie? IMDB users vote on the Best/Worst films by genre:  Action - Adventure - Animation - Biography - Comedy - Crime - Documentary - Drama - Family - Fantasy - Film-Noir - History - Horror - Independent - Music - Musical - Mystery - Romance - Sci-Fi - Short - Sport - Thriller - TV mini-series - War - Western
Check out  IMDb Charts for Best/Worst votes in MANY categories!
  Introduction to Film Genres.mov - YouTube

MOST FAMOUS QUOTES IN FILM
  AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes (Musical Montage) - YouTube

STREAMING DOCUMENTARY SERIES
  VIDEO SERIES: American Cinema by Annenberg Media - 10, 1-hour episodes (streaming video) on the history and style of American Film. FABULOUS!!! Click on each episode's link for more info/activities. Click on VoD to view the episode!

 

ONLINE GAMES & TRIVIA ABOUT THE MOVIES
  These Amazing Shadows | Trivia for Film Geeks | Independent Lens | PBS
  TCM Classic Movie Trivia Game - Movie Trivia Quiz
  Movie Quizzes and Movie Trivia -- Fun Trivia
  Movies Around the World Quiz - National Geographic
  History of Cinema and Popular Culture: Games, puzzles and quizzes
  Academy Awards Trivia Quiz - Timelines.com
  THE ULTIMATE MOVIE QUOTE TEST


FILM REVIEWS & CRITICAL ANALYSIS
 
  Viewing and Watching Films Critically 
  Strategies for Finding Film Reviews and Critical Analysis 
  Movie Review Query Engine 
  Movie Review Databases 
  How to Cite Media 
  Citation Machine -- The Landmark Project 
   KU Writing Center :: Writing Guides
  Writing Guide: Introduction
   Reading, Writing, and Researching for History
  A Student's Guide to the Study of History -- Main 

RESEARCH LINKS
  TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES - You can "search by title or actor" for the classic film you wish to review...could save you a rental or help you find a film not available on VHS or DVD.
  TCM Movie Database 
   Netflix - TV & movies instantly streamed online + DVD & Blu-ray rentals -- register & you can rent (& even view some online) ALMOST EVERY film listed on your Review List.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) - SEARCH PAGE
  Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema & Popular Culture 
AFI's 100 Years - 100 Movies List
  Greatest American Movies Series by AFI
  Greatest Films - Specific Selection Criteria 
  100 Greatest Films 
  Greatest Film or Movie Quotes of All Time 
  Great Moments & Film Scenes from the Greatest Films 
  Greatest Film Star Legends 
  Greatest Directors and their Best Films - Great Directors - a critical database - Senses of Cinema 
  Movie History - Filmbug
  All-Time USA Box Office Leaders 
  Film History by Decade
  Timeline of Influential Milestones and Turning Points in Film History: Introduction - Pre-1900s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s 
  Welcome to OSCAR, OSCAR at OscarWorld.Net - one of my favorite Oscar sites!
  The Official Academy Awards®Database - AMPAS
  IMDb: Academy Awards, USA
  Academy Awards® History & Oscars Winners 
  ACADEMY AWARDS® - MISTAKES & OMISSIONS  
  Academy Awards Best Pictures 
  Films101 - Sticking to the Best Movies
Check out  IMDb Charts - Users vote on the Best/Worst films in MANY categories.
  Trailers of Historically Significant Films 
  The Classic Hollywood Narrative Style
   Chronology of Film History
  Hollywood's America
  Hollywood as History 
  Birth of the Movies 
  Motion Picture Sound - Timeline Of Sound On Film - Recording Technology History - Sound - The History of Motion Picture Sound - The early history of film sound 
   Hollywood's Depression Age 
  Hollywood's Conservative Age 
  Hollywood's Golden Age 
Postwar Hollywood 
  Hollywood's Revival 
  The Movie Palace - American Picture Palaces
  CinemaTour - Cinemas Around the World (including pics of all the theaters in the DFW area!)
  Old Movie Houses Find Audience in the Plains - NYTimes.com 
  Classic Films 
  War and Anti-War Films 
  Motion Pictures and Propaganda  
Ebert's Great Movies 
  History in the Movies - Just HOW accurate do specific films portray historical themes.
  Paul Halsall Thinking About Historical Film- Is it worth the trouble?
  American WideScreen Museum
  Ancient History in the Movies - Medieval History in the Movies - Modern History in the Movies
  The History Place - Hollywood's Best History Films!
  MPA | Movie Ratings | History 
  TIME Magazine - ALL-TIME 100 Movies  
  YouTube - AFI! 
Many, many links for research, information, & fun stuff about film can be found on Mrs. Oz's Motion Pictures website.


JOURNALS, TRADE PAPERS, FILM MEMORABILIA, & MISC. STUFF RELATING TO FILM
 
Film References & Resources
    Film cliches
  Welcome! | RiffTrax - Loved MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3000)? Now, you can download riffs right on top of your favorite films!!! Lots of free samples, too!
  Guide to Classic Film Genres and Styles
  Film Genres - IMDb: Genres 
   Top Musicals - Top10 Western Films 
  War and Anti-War Films 
  Labor Films - Disaster Films - Crime and Gangster Films - Westerns Films
  The Movie Times: Movies of 2010 Box Office Chart (also check out previous years)
   All-Time USA Box Office - All-Time Worldwide Box Office - All-Time Non-USA Box Office
   American WideScreen Museum 
  Museum of the Moving Image
  Senses of Cinema
  National Film Registry - National Film Preservation Board (Library of Congress)
  Drive-In Theater  
  moviemistakes.com - 43,179 bloopers and goofs from 3,906 movies and TV shows  
  Historical Movies in Chronological Order 
  Science Fiction on Film - Science Fiction Filmsite   
  War Movies Database - World War Two Movie Guide       
  World Wide Web Virtual Library - Film History Index 
  Media Awareness Network | Home
  Media History Project: University of Minnesota - Timeline: Media History Project - 20th Century: Media History Project
  In This Year ...On This Day ... 
  IMDB.com Site Index
   Roger Ebert's Glossary of Movie terms
  MPTV - The Premier Resource of Hollywood Celebrity Photographs 
  Learn About Movie PostersPosters Database
  Poster intro
    CLASSIC & VINTAGE FILM POSTERS 
     Television Heaven 
  TV Tome - guide to the television shows you love 

   
 

    

      

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