You will complete a movie review of a film with cultural and geographic reference. You will review a movie of your choice, and write a five-page movie review in which you consider concepts you have read in the first three weeks of class.
Because this is a review based on a geographic and academic perspective, it should be assumed that simply reading posted movie reviews and regurgitating those opinions will not satisfy this projects requirements. You should consider concepts you have read in your text thus far and feel free to reference these ideas!
Your review should:
Provide a general overview of the film—do not give a five-page summary/breakdown of the film; rather a one-paragraph summary will work. You should assume the instructor has seen the film, and your writing should prove that you have seen it.
Explain why this film is a good choice for a paper in cultural geography.
Explain why this film appealed to you for this project.
Describe any cultural landscapes.
Discuss the human/cultural characteristics of the film, including
language, movement, place, and ethnic issues;
evidence of borders or boundaries;
conflicts between people; and
the choices made by the filmmaker that demonstrates geography.
When choosing a film, it is a good idea to avoid “fluff films” and consider geography when making your choice. Some acceptable options include:
Dances with Wolves
There Will Be Blood
Grapes of Wrath
Seven Years in Tibet
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
The DaVinci Code
Please note: this project does not require you to spend money. There are plenty of films available online, at local libraries, or on television that will satisfy this requirement. If you have any questions about a particular film, please contact your instructor prior to submitting your project.
Your paper should be five pages in length, double spaced, with one-inch margins, and twelve-point font. This assignment should be completed in Microsoft Word and submitted as an attachment.