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REQUIREMENTS FOR MOVIE/ DOCUMENTARY WRITTEN REVIEWART APPRECIATION Choose one of the documentaries/ films from the provided list below and complete the review. Please submit your paper through the assignment link in a Word file. This assignment is due by Sunday, October 25 at 11:59 pm. Submissions will be accepted through Oct 31 at 11 pm but will be counted off 10 points for each day that they are late. Your review should be from 3-4 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt font in Times New Roman font. You can find all of the Simon Schama titles on YouTube if you do not have access to Netflix or Amazon. For the review, please include the following:Name (first and last)The title of the movie/ documentary you choseParagraph 1You will need to include the following: name of the film, prominent stars of the film, basic setting ( time and place), and type of film ( comedy, adventure, drama, etc.)Paragraph 2You will need to write a plot summary for the movie. Do not reveal the ending. Be sure to cover the entire scope of the movie, except the very end.Paragraph 3Discuss one aspect of filmmaking. You may choose from acting, direction, editing, costume design, set design, photography, background music, or anything else you may think of. Be sure that you are specific and give examples from the movie.Paragraph 4Discuss another aspect of filmmaking. You may choose from acting, direction, editing, costume design, set design, photography, background music, or anything else you may think of, but obviously choose something different from what you discussed in the previous paragraph. Be sure that you are specific and give examples from the movie.Paragraph 5Give your overall reaction to the film as well as your opinion on the quality of the film. Was this film insightful to you in terms of the course? Did you appreciate the art work presented? Did this film encourage you to find out more about the artist?Documentaries Waste LandAn artist creates portraits of trash pickers in the world’s largest garbage dump in this moving documentary.Exit Through the Gift ShopThis is a tale of Banksy and other street artists that may or may not be 100% true.Rivers and TidesThis film chronicles the work of landscape sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.Between the FoldsThis fascinating documentary shows the incredible and varied things artists and others are doing with paper.Cave of Forgotten DreamsGo inside the Chauvet caves in France to experience some of the world’s earliest art.My Kid Could Paint ThatThis is a look at supposed 4-year-old art prodigy Marla Olmsted and the controversy surrounding her talent.My ArchitectFollow Nathaniel Kahn, son of acclaimed architect Louis Kahn, as he tries to uncover information about his father.The Rape of EuropaThis film chronicles the theft of priceless art during WWII and the attempt to return it.Tim’s VermeerA fascinating look at an inventor’s attempts to understand Vermeer’s painting techniques.Art and Craft A new documentary called Art & Craft tells the story of notorious art forger Mark Landis Feature FilmsPollockEd Harris portrays Jackson Pollock in this gripping account of Pollock’s life and work.The Monuments MenThe story of a WWII platoon trying to rescue priceless art before it’s too late.Girl with the Pearl EarringBased on Chevalier’s novel, this is a fictional account of Vermeer’s famous painting.Brush With FateLearn about Vermeer through this screen adaptation of the novel Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland.Woman in Gold Story of a Gustave Klimt painting that fell into Nazi hands during WWII and a family’s battle to get it returnedSimon Schama’s Power of Art (available on YouTube) You will have watched several of these for the course, but Rothko, Rembrandt, David or Turner have not been covered, so any of these would work for the assignment.Camille Claudel (French with English subtitles) The story of the talented sculptress who was both the student and lover of Auguste Rodin

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