Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Reading Quiz on Wednesday on the Reviews (Review Due Friday)

Looking ahead...

Finish watching the film in class
Reading Quiz on Wednesday on the Reviews - followed by discussion.
Discussion on Thursday - plus time to write (bring your computer if you wish).
3-4 page Review Due Friday

"Do these reviews need to be creative?" 

Anytime you write, whether it be creative or analytical, you are persuading your reader to buy your story or believe your argument.

Anytime you put words to paper your creative, so yes, this creative.

In incorporating the other reviews, your creating your own opinion by differentiating your insights from theirs.

So be creative in your take on the film and take inspiration from the reviews.

With that in mind, use the three views I posted - NY Times's Manohla Dargis, Roger Ebert, and USA Today's Claudia Puig - consider each writer's distinct voice. Note the difference in tone, attitude, subtle humor, and aesthetic sensibility.

Read more reviews if you wish for your review, but for the sake of your quiz WEDNESDAY be able to identify the three authors of the reviews in the selected quotes that I will give you; then, agree or disagree with the points made in the quotes.

Yes, this quiz holds you accountable for the reading, but also prepares you for your essay as you dig into the reviews in writing.

Highly recommended viewing:

                    "I learned to write by writing."

                                              Neil Gaiman, co-screenwriter of Beowulf

Published on May 23, 2012
Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012
One of the best commencement speeches. A must watch for any artist and everyone who hopes to be creative and successful.
Make Good Art.

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