Screening Responses 10% of Final Grade Due by 10:00 am on the Thursday after the in-class screening.
A screening response is a minimum of one-page double-spaced response to a film we view in class. I don't want a summary or research, instead, screening responses should demonstrate your best critical thoughts that address the film's significance across several categories (economic, aesthetic, technological, cultural); discuss its central themes relative to the recurring themes of American film; reference course readings and films where useful; reference readings and films from outside the course where useful; and ask, How does this film relate to the films I know today as constituting American cinema? What's its significance to old/contemporary American cinema? To be clear, the course films are meant to serve as a starting point and your response should demonstrate connections, insights, and/or reflections.