Evaluating and Synthesizing (The Thomas Crown Affair): 5th ed. updateThomas Crown-a billionaire Manhattan financier and part-time thiefCatherine Banning-the insurance investigator hired to retrieve the MonetMichael McCann & Paretti-detectives assigned to the case of the stolen Monet; McCann disapproves of Banning’s methods for ensnaring CrownAnna-Crown’s companionKnutzhorn-an imprisoned art forgerer who, as McCann discovers, previously owned art galleries with Crown“San Giorgio Maggiore Soleil Couchant”-the Monet painting that Crown has stolen“Son of Man”-the Magritte painting which features a businessman whose face is covered by a green appleChoose either one of the following topics or thematically combine the 2 and write a well-organized 3-5 pp. paper with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion.-Make sure that the specific point that you are making is highlighted in a thesis statement (your thesis should be the last sentence of the intro).-Make sure that the point being made in each body paragraph is clear. Remember: Analyze ratherthan summarize. Examine the meaning behind specific scenes as well as the characters’ motives to prove your point. Avoid long stretches in your essay where you are merely recounting the movie’s plot.-Properly cite any of the authors that you use and if you are using their words, remember to use quotation marks (Use the MLA format for citing sources; consult the related Norton chapters on MLA format).-Include a “works cited” page listing the Charles Taylor review, the film, and the Bordo essay from Ways of Reading (and other sources if used).1.In “Beauty (Re)discovers the Male Body,” Susan Bordo focuses on how men are or have been presented in the media, making a point about sexuality and its relationship with gender and even culture: how traditional roles are developed and whether or not they are being maintained in contemporary society. What would Bordo say about how masculine and feminine roles are constructed in TheThomasCrown Affair, a film brimming with not only elegance, sexuality, and luxury but the mind games individuals enjoy engaging in?Is the message conveyed in the film regarding gender or social class ultimately healthy/unhealthy/positive/negative? Does it seem to be reinforcing or reinventingstereotypes? Based on such criteria should the product be recommended or not?-For development in your individual body paragraphs, you should make connections between the film’s presentation of men and women and issues that Bordo addresses such as the following: “the gaze, the shame, and the other”; the presentation of fashion and sexuality; Berger’s theory that “men act and women appear.”
2.Susan Bordo references John Berger’s point about gender representation in “Beauty (Re)discovers the Male Body.” In an essay not mentioned by Bordo,“Ways of Seeing,” Berger examines how the upper class use art to separate society socially and economically. Similar in spirit, in “Beauty (Re)discovers,” Susan Bordo addresses the relationship between gender identity and socioeconomic class addressing how the criteria for defining masculinity has changed throughout history (157-60). While The Thomas Crown Affair presents the life of a wealthy tycoon and avid art aficionado, what is the film’s attitude towards the relationship between gender identity and socioeconomic class? Analyze the correlation between art, wealth, and gender in the film and the characterizations and motives of Crown and Banning to flesh out your argument.Is the message conveyed in the film regarding gender or socioeconomic class ultimately healthy/unhealthy/positive/negative? Does it seem to be reinforcing or reinventing stereotypes? Based on such criteria should the product be recommended or not?Remember, the main objectives here are twofold: Evaluate and recommend (or not) a product for a specific audience. Again, is the messageconveyed in the film regarding gender or social class ultimately healthy/unhealthy/positive/negative? Does it seem to be reinforcing or reinventing stereotypes? Based on such criteria should the product be recommended or not?Synthesize secondary sources, such as the Bordo reading, to deepen the evaluation of the primary source (the film).