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!!!    DUE FRIDAY, 3/10: Outside Class Film Review #3 (TEST GRADE)     GO EAGLES!!!  

   

 UPDATED 2/20/2017 

    

  

   FRIENDLY REMINDERS & HOMEWORK

 1) DUE FRIDAY, 3/10 BY MIDNIGHT (Assigned 2/21): FILM REVIEW #3 (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). 

   

    

    

 GISD GRADE BOOK IS ONLINE FOR RHS STUDENTS/PARENTS/GUARDIANS!!!  

     

 **** SO, WHAT DOES A GRADE OF "1" IN THE ONLINE GRADE BOOK MEAN? IT MEANS THAT THE TIME ALLOTTED TO TURN IN AN ASSIGNMENT HAS PASSED AND WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. **** 

     

  TUTORIAL TIMES: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday - 6:45-7:15AM & 2:40-3:20PM (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. 

    

  

  1950s: Racial Stereotyping in the American Western - The Searchers

Monday, February 20 [A]:
- B DAY (Class does not meet) 

    
Tuesday, February 21 [B]:
- Today's Objective:
We will examine and discuss racism and ethnic stereotyping in the American Western and how it reflects attitudes in 1950s America during the Civil Rights movement while screening The Searchers (1956).
- INSTRUCTION: 5th Grading Period Film Reviews
- DISCUSS: Racism & Ethnic Stereotyping in the American Western
-
FILM SCREENING: The Searchers (1956) Starring John Wayne & Vera Miles 
- ACTIVITIES DUE AFTER SCREENING:
     1) Edmodo Comments: DID YOU ENJOY THE SEARCHERS? Is Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) a good guy, a bad guy, or both? Explain your answer. GIVE THE FILM YOUR * to **** STAR RATING.  
     2) ETHNIC STEREOTYPING & RACISM IN THE AMERICAN WESTERN SHORT ESSAY: In your opinion, is Ethan Edwards in The Searchers a sympathetic character? Why, or why not? In what ways do John Wayne's actions toward Native Americans in the film parallel racist attitudes in 1950s America? Explain your reasoning & give evidence from the film supporting your position. CITE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES (scenes) FROM THE FILM. (DUE AT END OF SCREENING
- HOMEWORK: DUE FRIDAY, 3/10: FILM REVIEW #3 (Submit review to www.turnitin.com) (TEST GRADE) (MUST HAVE A SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP ON FILE to review an R-rated film)
  

 

    
Wednesday, February 22 [A]:
- B DAY (Class does not meet)


Thursday, February 23 [B]:
- Today's Objective:
We will examine and discuss racism and ethnic stereotyping in the American Western and how it reflects attitudes in 1950s America during the Civil Rights movement while screening The Searchers (1956).
- INSTRUCTION: 5th Grading Period Film Reviews
- DISCUSS: Racism & Ethnic Stereotyping in the American Western
-
FILM SCREENING: The Searchers (1956) Starring John Wayne & Vera Miles 
- ACTIVITIES DUE AFTER SCREENING:
     1) Edmodo Comments: DID YOU ENJOY THE SEARCHERS? Is Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) a good guy, a bad guy, or both? Explain your answer. GIVE THE FILM YOUR * to **** STAR RATING.  
     2) ETHNIC STEREOTYPING & RACISM IN THE AMERICAN WESTERN SHORT ESSAY: In your opinion, is Ethan Edwards in The Searchers a sympathetic character? Why, or why not? In what ways do John Wayne's actions toward Native Americans in the film parallel racist attitudes in 1950s America? Explain your reasoning & give evidence from the film supporting your position. CITE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES (scenes) FROM THE FILM. (DUE AT END OF SCREENING
- HOMEWORK: DUE FRIDAY, 3/10: FILM REVIEW #3 (Submit review to www.turnitin.com) (TEST GRADE) (MUST HAVE A SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP ON FILE to review an R-rated film)


Friday, February 24 [A]:
- B DAY (Class does not meet)  

 



COMING NEXT WEEK:
- SCREENING: Science Fiction in film, Cold War Paranoia, & Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb    

  HISTORICAL CONTEXT WEBSITES:  

The Searchers 
1950s - Ethnic Stereotyping & Racism in the American Western   
  American Cultural History - 1950-1959 
  Film History of the 1950s
  Timeline of Influential Milestones and Turning Points in Film History: 1950s
  The Searchers (1956)
  The Searchers (1956) Overview
  The Searchers: Essays and Reflections
  John Ford, The Searchers (1956)
  Literary History of the American West
  SydField.com - Featured - The Searchers
  THE SEARCHERS
  Center for Media Studies-The Searchers
  'The Searchers': How the Western Was Begun - New York Times
  The Searchers - ALL-TIME 100 movies - TIME
  :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies :: The Searchers
  Classic Movies: The American West on Film 
  What are your 5 favorite "Western" films of all time?
  Genre Browser: Western
  AFI Names Top Ten Western Films of All Time: The Searchers is Top Movie
     Bright Lights Film Journal | The Searcher
    American Outlaws by H. Arthur Scott Trask
  The Outlaw Josey Wales Summary
  John Ford and John Wayne - Pappy and the Duke | American Masters | PBS
  John Ford - Director by Film Rank
  QTVR Panorama from John Ford's Point, Monument Valley, Arizona 
  The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
  For tons of sites on the American West, visit Mrs. Osborn's 19th Century USA 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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