Try your hand at "The Extremely Hard and Incredibly Obscure Film Trivia Quiz"  

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!!!    FRIDAY, 2/23: END OF 4TH GRADING PERIOD     GO EAGLES!!!  

   

 UPDATED 2/17/18  

    

  

   FRIENDLY REMINDERS & HOMEWORK

1) COMING 2/26 - ASSIGNMENT OF 5TH GRADING PERIOD FILM REVIEWS, DUE FRIDAY, 3/9 (Assigned 2/26): FILM REVIEW #3 (TEST GRADE) (Submit review to www.turnitin.com) (MUST HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP ON FILE TO REVIEW A "R-Rated" FILM). 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: Post-War Veteran Experience: The Best Years of Our Lives 

Monday, February 19 [No Classes]:
- Staff Development

    
Tuesday, February 20 [A]:
- This Week’s Objective: We will examine the post-war veteran experience (WWII to Afghanistan) while screening The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).
- DISCUSS: Post-War Veteran Experience
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FILM SCREENING: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Starring Myrna Loy & Frederic March 
- ACTIVITIES DUE AFTER SCREENING:
       1) Edmodo Poll/Comments: Did you enjoy The Best Years of Our Lives? Do you have a family member or friend who is a veteran? Is its story about the experiences of post-war veterans still relevant TODAY? Why or why not? Cite SPECIFC examples (scenes) from the film in your post. GIVE THE FILM YOUR * TO **** RATING.
       2)
POST-WAR VETERAN EXPERIENCE SHORT ESSAY: In your opinion, do the experiences of the main characters in The Best Years of Our Lives accurately reflect the Post-War veteran experience & how may they relate to veterans returning from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan today? Explain your reasoning & give evidence from the film supporting your position. CITE SPECIFIC EVIDENCE (SCENES) FROM THE FILM. (DUE AT END OF SCREENING)
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NO HOMEWORK

 

    
Wednesday, February 21 [B]:
- B DAY (Class does not meet)


Thursday, February 22 [A]:
- This Week’s Objective: We will examine the post-war veteran experience (WWII to Afghanistan) while screening The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).
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FILM SCREENING: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Starring Myrna Loy & Frederic March 
- NO HOMEWORK


Friday, February 23 [B]:
- B DAY (Class does not meet)
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*** END OF 4TH GRADING PERIOD ***

 



COMING UP NEXT WEEK:
- Finish The Best Years of Our Lives
- Stereotyping & Racism in the American Western: The Searchers (1956)

  HISTORICAL CONTEXT WEBSITES:  

The Best Years of Our Lives 
1940s - Post-War Veteran Experience  
  American Cultural History - 1940-1949 
  Film History of the 1940s
  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    Harold Russell at Reel Classics
  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Overview 
  THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES commentary by Tony McRae
  GI BILL History - (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) 
  War Film - WWII Films 
  War and Anti-War Films 
  4 Great Lesser Known Films For War Veterans | Veterans Benefits GI Bill
  VIETNAM WAR FILMS
  10 Best Movies About Veterans' Experience
  Support Your Vet
  Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  Home and Away: Iraq and Afghanistan War Casualties - CNN.com
  More sites on the Veteran Experience are available on Mrs. Osborn's Military History 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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