For Film Reflection 3, we will look at any of the themes from the course so far and how they appear in film or television.
You have two options here. You can choose to look at 1 movie or 2-3 episodes of a television show (about 90-120 minutes for either option).
In both cases, you will want to look at the work through the lens of our discussions of space and privacy. This will be similar to FR1 & FR2. You will choose your own theme to discuss, and you can choose any work.
If you are stuck choosing a work, you can use the list from FR2. (Just don’t choose the same work you wrote about for that assignment.)
Discuss the ways privacy and/or space is seen in the work, paying attention to a particular theme we’ve looked at (surveillance, social media, private and public space, celebrity, reality television, insurance, money, health, etc.) is used in the work. In some cases, this will be very obvious, but in others, you might need to dig a little deeper. Your essay should be between 300-800 words in MLA format (Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, etc.), which comes to around 1-2.5 pages.
I recommend following an outline similar to this:
Paragraph 1: Brief Description of the film or television show. You do not want to tell the entire plot, but you want to give the reader an idea of who the main characters are and what the situation/conflict is.
Paragraph 2: Discussion the particular theme you are examining and how it appears in the work.
Paragraph 3: Discussion of what conclusion you can make about this theme from the work. Basically, you want to discuss how the work shows us something important about our culture and privacy.
Paragraph 4: What you learned by watching with an eye toward privacy and whether or not you think this would be a good work to include in the course in future sections.