Video analysis

Select one of these videos to watch and discuss the following concerning one of the offender’s cases in the video:

  1. What crime was the offender convicted of and what was their sentence?
  2. What factors did the parole board look at before making a decision about whether to grant parole or not? Is there anything additional that you would consider in the parole decision?
  3. Do you agree with the parole board’s decision? Explain.
    Make sure to:
    • Write a short essay or paragraph of at least 500 words.
    • Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.
    • Address all questions.
    • Use proper grammar and punctuation.
    • If you researched your topic and are using information from what you learned, remember to cite your sources in APA format.
    • Do not plagiarize.
    • You will not be able to edit your assignment once you post, so please proofread and spell check before hitting post!


Judgment Day Prison or Parole (2016) Season 1 Episode 1
Duration: 35:33
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Judgment Day Prison or Parole (2016) Season 1 Episode 2
Duration: 35:32
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Judgment Day Prison or Parole (2016) Season 1 Episode 3
Duration: 35:55
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Film Analysis

Write a 700 to 800-word response that critically reflects on Gisaengchung/Parasite (Bong Joon Ho, 2019, 132m) and at least one reading from the week. Relate them to each other and connect them to the broader themes of the course. If there was no assignment last week, you may write about either this week’s or last week’s film and readings. Your response should demonstrate your understanding of both the film and the reading. Do not simply summarize the film. You must use proper citations for all sources in your response. Below are some questions to serve as prompts for reflection. You do not have to address all of these questions in your response.

What are the central arguments made by the films and/or the texts and how do they relate to each other?

What social, cultural, political, or historical issues are brought into focus in the films and how?

What themes emerge from the films or texts and how do they relate to the broader themes of the class?

How do you personally connect to these themes or issues and how do the films and readings help you understand them in new ways?

Describe the film language in technical terms and discuss how it frames the film’s main themes.

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Characterization and Believability.

Please choose one of the following actors, and one of their films listed. Use only actors and films listed. After viewing the film, share your reaction to the physical and vocal choices the actor made in the film, their level of commitment to creating a character, and how successfully believable was their performance. Did you believe their performance? If so cite examples to help support your thoughts. . The main objective of this response paper is to see the actor in the film through your eyes. This response is your reaction and no outside research is needed, however if you do include any research or outside quotes, you must cite properly. The minimum word length is 600 to 750 words but its fine to expand if you’d like.

Lillian Gish: Broken Blossoms (1919), Way Down East (1920)
Max Schreck: Nosferatu (1922)
Harold Lloyd: Safety Last (1923)
Charlie Chaplin: The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), City Light (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940)
Buster Keaton: The General (1927), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
Janet Gaynor: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), A Star is Born (1938)
Louise Brooks: Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), Pandora’s Box (1929)
Bela Lugosi: Dracula (1931)
Boris Karloff: Frankenstein (1931)
Joan Crawford: Grand Hotel (1932)
Paul Muni: I Am A Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Scarface (1932)
James Cagney: Public Enemy (1931), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), White Heat (1949)
Greta Garbo: Grand Hotel (1932), Ninotchka (1939)
Mae West: I’m No Angel (1933), She Done Him Wrong (1933)

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Positive/negative video reviews

Watch the 3 short videos linked below and write one positive and one negative review about each video. Go deeper than just saying “I liked this” or “I didn’t like that.” Say WHY something appealed to you, your sense of artistry, or your definition of what a dance should be. Give reasons for why something doesn’t grab you, or match your ideal of what a dance should look like.

  1. “That’s Life” starring Elaine Kudo and Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Oregon Trail video

Watch the two videos especially the Oregon Trail video, and read some of these diaries at
You then are going back in time and take your family on a trip along the Oregon Trail. You are going to describe the problems of preparation, the geographic highlights along the trail, and the problems you face along the trail.

Finally you have reached Oregon the end of the trail and you will tell which problem you felt was the #1 problem of travel on the Oregon Trail.

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Video analysis

Watch the video below think about how we get information and deal with technology
This is a funny, little video that I hope you enjoy and don’t take too seriously. However, I do want you to think seriously about how you learn? How do you deal with new knowledge and technologies? How and where do you seek help to solve problems or collect information? Have you ever thought about the fact that writing and books are technological developments?

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Film analyzation about a clockwork orange

Write a 2-page paper on the design of the movie A Clockwork Orange directed by
Analyze the effectiveness of the design in the creation of the environment, characters, effective storytelling, and the mood. How did the aesthetics, style and period of the design elements affect your understanding and enjoyment of the movie? What is the genre and style of the film? How do the color palette and design details contribute to the storytelling and aesthetics? Give examples. Discuss how the visual elements, the performances and production as a whole affected you. Don’t forget to credit the designers! To support your specific points, include illustrations from the film (photos)

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The Eyes on the Prize series

The films from the Eyes on the Prize series seem to suggest a break between the phase of the civil rights movement that achieved its greatest success in the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965 and the phase that begins at the end of the 1960s (in fact these films were made at a separate time from the first six). Yet, Theoharis suggests that even in these changes, we should see continuities throughout the long civil rights movement in terms of goals, the significance of women’s leadership, and the harassment of civil rights leaders.

Thinking about the unit as a whole, what continuities, and what changes do you see in the civil rights movement as it moves into the 1970s? Why did the American public see it as a break? Why was “black power” viewed as a threat?

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The Martian Movie

The movie “The Martian” can be viewed through the framework of project management. There are two different but simultaneous going on in The Martian. One is the survival project of Mark Watney and the other is the project aiming to save him. Watney has the right skills for his survival project: he’s a botanist, he knows how to repair a broken Pathfinder and the most important thing is he doesn’t panic even in his first day alone on Mars. On the other hand, he’s not alone in this project. The members of the ‘remote’ team helping him are trying their best to achieve their goal. This is a good example for the importance of the communication between the team even if they are far away!

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