South High English - South High Clock Tower

Film as Literature
(Understanding Modern Media)

Course Calendar - Fall 2003

Instructor:  Randy Thomas

Room 225
303-698-6100  
  voice mail: 21460            
Randal_Thomas@dpsk12.org

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Course Calendar

8/19 Registration
8/20-21 Pioneers of Cinema
8/25-27 "Birth of the Motion Picture"

The Great Train Robbery and A Trip to the Moon

8/28-29

Basic Critical Theories of Film

Un Chien Andalou
9/2-5 AFI: 100 Years 100 Movies
9/8 The Horror Film
9/9-12 Pycho
9/15-17

Horror, Science Fiction, German Expressionism, and the Grand Guignol

9/18-19

Kingdom of Shadows

9/22-24 Writing for Film: The Treatment
9/25 Purple Only  TBA
9/29-10/3 Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
10/6 Final Research Project Information Session
10/7-10 Film Noir, Double Indemnity
10/13-15 Sunset Boulevard
10/16-23 Drama: The Gangster Film, Bonnie and Clyde
10/24 White Only  TBA

Course Activities

Assigned Activity Points  Due
Daily Film Journals (24 @ 5 points each) 120 daily
8/20-21 Forever Culluloid Puzzle

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8/25
8/20-21 Pioneers of Cinema Viewing Guide 22 8/20-21
8/25 "Birth of the Motion Picture" Viewing Guide 33 8/26-27
8/26-27 Motion Picture Trivia Search 10 9/22
8/28-29 Personal top ten film list 10 9/8
9/2 AFI: 100 Years 100 Movies Viewing Guide 25 9/8
9/8 Horror Film Reading Guide 10 9/9-10
9/9-10 Psycho Viewing Guide Responses 30 9/15
9/15 "How Grand Was My Guignol" Reading Guide 19 9/22
9/15 "Clay Man Cometh ..." Student created guide 25 9/22
9/15 German Expressionism Quiz 15 9/22
9/18-19 Kingdom of Shadows Viewing Guide 20 9/22
9/22 Original Film Project Synopsis and Treatment 50 10/17
9/29 Baby Jane Response 30 10/2-3
10/7 Film Noir Reading Guide Questions 20 10/9-10
10/7-8 Double Indemnity Viewing Guide 40 10/13
10/16-17 Sunset Boulevard Responses 40 10/22
10/16-17 Drama/Crime and Gangster Reading Guides 30 10/22-23

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