Honors Film Study, Pd. 4

Eugene Hazzard
Class Code: 
Film Study (195101H)
Class Room: 
Class Period: 
Chapter 8 Outline

Though we will work on the outline in class it is expected that you will have completed the Chapter 8 information and transcribed it into the form of an outline that will allow you to study at home.  Your daily formative assessments will primarily be based on your outline.

Due Date: 
Fri, 09/20/2013
Menace II Society Discussion Questions

- Who or what are the main assets in Caine's life?

- What makes Caine's character believable?

-What information does the establishing shot provide to the audience?

- What elements of the film stand out as helping to unite the film so that it flows?

- Choose a soical issue from the film and expand on it as to how it could be corrected or rectified?


Due Date: 
Fri, 10/11/2013

Everyone is required to answer any 2 of the questions in the form of a short answer of at least 3 sentences. Those of you who would like the full credit for the discussion are required to answer 5 questions in short answer form of at least 3 sentences. 

1) Between Hans and Fritz, who do you think is the "stronger" or "tougher" brother? Why? How do you define strenght and toughness?

2) Hans has great love for animals, and we ee this love displayed often throughout the film.  What do you think this says about his character?

3) The children of the film expeirenc various losses and painful situations, yet they often display little emotion.  Why do you think this is?

4) After the dog attacks Karl, Christel beats it fericiously, perhaps much more than necessary to stope it from chasing the.  WHy do you think she did this?

5) Hans seems willing to trade his companion's possessions in exchange for food and shelter, but he never offers up his own precious possession - the locket from his mother.  Why do you think he holds on to it so closely?

6) After nearly being attacked by one of the men in the woods, Christel cuts off her hair.  What motive dos she have for this action?

7) Hans is offered a place on the fisherman's boat, which most likely will lead to shelter and safety, by he refuses it. Why?

8) Anyone who aided German children was in danger of being killed by the Red Army.  If you were a farmer and a German child asked for your help, what would you have done?

9) There are several disturbing actions committed in the film by Russian soldeiers.  The director chose to only show audiences a glimps of the violence, and refrains from showing any truly graphic sequences.  Why do you think the director made this choice, and do you think it was a good choice? How did these scenes impact you as an audience member?

10) By the end of the film how has Hans changed?


Due Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2013
Retake Silence of the Lambs Chap. 1-6 GFA

Please answer all of the following questions in preparation for the retake of the Chapters1-6 GFA.  The questions will be collected on Wednesday before the retake.  

Look above in the Downloads section for questions so that you may download them.


If there are any questions or concerns email me, 


Due Date: 
Wed, 10/30/2013
Silence of the Lambs Character Sketch

With each of the colorful characters that Thomas Harris has crafted for our reading pleasure, we have been able to piece together and illustrate in our minds just how each of the characters look. What you are to do with this project is to put pencil to paper and take that character as you have pieced them together and illustrate them in your Composition Book. On the front sheet provide your original sketch and on the back provide a rationale with space to add additional traits of personality and details. 

How does their personality physically manifest how they look? How might they dress and carry themselves?

-They must be drawn according to parameters set by Harris’ novel (i.e. If we are told Lector only has one arm then he must only have one, you can’t give him two just because it looks better) 

Character List: Lector, Chilton, Clarice, Crawford and Buffalo Bill

Due Date: 
Tue, 10/29/2013
Reflections Script



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The Google Doc Template for your Social Issue Fact sheet: 1) Make a copy of the document 2) fill in the template with your own info




Due Date: 
Mon, 11/04/2013
GFA #2 Time to tell your story!!

So the time has come for you to share your story.  You will read the 1st draft of your story in class.  The rubric for the 1st draft is up above in the downloads section.  Please download it, read it and send me questions if there are any questions.



Due Date: 
Fri, 11/22/2013
Prep for Finals

Most of out time has been spent empathizing with characters via the authors' specialized technique of narration.  In our empathizing we have had to anticipate not only emotion but the actions of our characters.  Keep these things in mind when discerning the motivation of our characters.  Please use the following questions as part of your study guide for our semester final.


Describe Clarice as a character.

-What school did she attend? What does her school say about her as a person?

- What was her father's occupation?

- How does she maintain her feminity? 


Describe Lector as a Character.

-Why does Lector scoff at the idea of Chilten being his nimesis?

-Why does he seem to want to help Clarice?

-If Lector is patterend from Albert Fish, why were some of the excentricities of Fish's personality (i.e. the inserting needles into the body) not present in the text?


What is Quid pro Quo?

Why did Senator Martin repeat Catherine's name?

Why might have Thomas Harris, the author, kidnapped Catherine in Tennessee instead of New York?

Due Date: 
Thu, 01/16/2014
Fight Club/Chapter 6 GFA

The GFA for tomorrow will be postponed due to unforeseeable circumstances. The A-day class will take their GFA on Monday, while the B-day class will still take their test on Friday. Email me or see me tomorrow with any questions or concerns.



Due Date: 
Wed, 03/05/2014
iMovie the Tutorial

Here is the link for today's class: 


Due Date: 
Thu, 06/05/2014
Text Book

Here is the link for the text book.


Due Date: 
Mon, 09/08/2014
American Beauty Article and Questions

So instead of giving you all 16 pages of the article, which was filled with spoilers, use this portion of the article to get a feel for the film.  After reading the article answer the 6 questions that follow.



Due Date: 
Thu, 10/02/2014
American Beauty Formative

The Character Develpment Profile is due on Monday.  Please review the project spec. sheet and rubric provided in the above download section of this page.  If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to email or during the day for info.



Due Date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014
Silence of the Lambs

So with all of this work and reading that needs to be done. I know you have your books but here are some other options as well.


http://malikussaleh.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/thomas-harris-the-silence-of-the-lambs.pdf      -E Book

http://beartrapmfg.com/Thomas%20Harris%20-%20The%20Silence%20Of%20The%20Lambs/    -Audio

Due Date: 
Thu, 10/16/2014
Study Guide
Due Date: 
Mon, 11/17/2014
Casablanca Questions

The questions for the film "Casablanca" are located in the downloads section of this page.  Please make sure you have them answered before class tomorrow.  You will need those answers to complete a small formative assessment given at the beginning of the class.



Due Date: 
Wed, 02/18/2015
Chap. 11

We will work on the outline in class tomorrow.  Meantime prepare the definitions of the following terms, they are all in your textbook in chapter 11.

reviewers, critics, theorists, film noir, auteur theory, iconography, neorealist, editing, frame, kinetic (patterns)setup.  Its very important that we get a good start on this as this will affect our filming schedule.  


I've included a .pdf above in case you have lost your copy of the book or the link to it.

Due Date: 
Sun, 02/22/2015
Outline due Monday

Hello all, I've just placed the remaining pages of Chapter 11 up above in the "Downloads" section of the page.   Please continue to work on your outline which is due on Monday March 2nd.  More than likely we will have a BR on Thursday on the vocab and the first section of chapter 11.  


Let me know if you have any questions in regards to class.


Due Date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015
The Director Presentations

Follow the link to your study guide.  Please let me know via email or twitter if you have any issues.


Due Date: 
Thu, 03/26/2015

If you look above in the downloads section you should see a link for the storyboard that you will need to adapt for your individual film based on the theme choosen in class on Monday.  Please delete the filler text and add in your own.  Be sure to sketch out each scene so that we can all see the vision of your video.

Due Date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015
iMovie Tutorial

Here is the link for the entire iMovie Manual



But here is the link we will be using in class.


Due Date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015
What Dreams May Come: Vocabulary

Here is the link for your vocabulary.  



1) Define the words.      2) Create sentences within the parameters of the story. You may use the characters, scenes, situations or even the actual sentence from the book.  3) Be prepared to seem them on a future assessment.

Due Date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015
Let's Finish Strong

Listed in the above Homework section are the remaining rubrics you will need to complete the binder for "What Dreams May Come,"  everything else you need should be on the Spec. Sheet.   DUE JUNE 15th.


If you would like to get an early start on your Philosophic Essay (DUE WITH BINDER ON MONDAY the 15th) here is the question and suggested way to attack it:

Evaluate the tautologous psycholocgical egoism of Crhis in our novel "What Dreams May Come."  (Does Chris want Ann because he loves her? Or is it because he's truly just selfish? Or is it all out of repetition?)


If you answer these questions first it may help in addressing the essay question.

1) What is psychological egoism?

        a. What character(s) in our novel seems to embody this concept the most?

        b.  Provide support for your selection.

2) Define "tautologous."

         a. Provide an example from real life.

         b. What sort of redundancies do we come across in our novel?

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.

Due Date: 
Mon, 06/15/2015
Film Study Text Book Link

Here is the link for the text book.  First chapter we will read is 8.  The completed outline pg. 366-381 Due Monday/Tuesday Sept. 14/15.


Due Date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015
Honors Film Study, Pd. 4