Film Review History 270 WRITING ASSIGNMENT #2: Â POPULAR FILM REVIEW:
Due March 30, 2023
MUST Write Assignment in Mircrosoft Word and Submit it to the Turnitin Portal Below.
Film Selections:Â You may find films in the FSU Library, Used Books Stores, , Cable offerings, Netflix, OR Online and You Tube.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A Dry WhiteÂ Season (1989), Africa in her Blood (2011),Â Amistad (1997), A United Kingdom (2016), Â Bang Bang Club (2010) Beyond the Gates ( 2005â€”Rwanda Genocide) Black Hawk Down (2001), Blood Diamond (2006), Constant Gardner (2005), , Cry Freedom, Cry the Beloved Country (1995),Â Escape from Pretoria (2020), The First Grader (2010), Freetown (2014), From a Whisper (2009–Terrorist bombing of the US Embassy in Kenya), Hotel Rwanda (2004â€”Rwanda Genocide), In My Country (2004), Invictus (2009), Out of Africa (1985), Red Dust (2004), The English Patient, The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Running Wild (1998)The Last King of Scotland (2006), Machine Gun Preacher (2011), Mountains of the Moon (1990), Sahara (2005), Sarafina (1992), Skin (2008), Tall as a Baobab Tree (2013), Tarzan the Legend of Greystoke (1984),Â Taste of Rain, (2012), Tears of the Sun (2003), Â Timbuktu (2015), Tsotsi (2005), War Dance (2007), War Witch (2012), or Zulu (1964)
1. Before viewing the film, gather historical information about the topic. For example, if you choose “Mountains of Moon” about Exploration in Africa, it is not just about the exploits of the explorers like Sir Richard Burton about whom the film was made, but also the source of their funding. Go to the Library, there is a travelerâ€™s account by Burton.Â Try to find out as much as you can about Burton’s exploits and the funding of his trips by the Royal Geographic Society.Â Â
BIBLIOGRAPHY MUST INCLUDE THREE HISTORICAL SOURCES, THE FILM, AND ONE FILM REVIEW.Â Â Take notes so that you have a clear picture of the events in your mind.
2. What is the Historical Context of the film? Assess the historical foundation.Â Gather historical information about the topic.Â Begin with your textbook by reading only the pages dealing with the topic.Â Choose books in the library by historians on the topic–may include biographies, autobiographies.Â UsingÂ
THREEÂ Historical Sources TEXTBOOK DOES NOT COUNT AS HISTORICAL SOURCE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT gather the historical perspective about your topic.
Â TAKE NOTESÂ Â Â
CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOURCES: THREE HISTORICAL, ONE FILM REVIEW, AND THE FILM itself.Â Â Â
I expect you to useÂ SPECIFIC INFORMATION FROM YOUR HISTORICAL SOURCES AND CITE YOUR SOURCESÂ (CITATIONSâ€”Choose whatever writing style used by your major Chicago Style, MLA, etc.)Â
Â direct quotations and/or ideas that are newly introduced to you