Movie Analysis


Movie Analysis:

Write a 750-1000 word essay analyzing documentary films Death by Design (2016) and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018), both available to rent online for minimal cost (also see: And

Briefly summarize each film and compare topics expressed in each film in a more detailed interpretation and discussion. Select two additional scholarly works to support your arguments, such as books or peer reviewed articles. Essay must be typed, double spaced, 1” margin all around, Times New Roman, and 12-point font. Cite your sources using APA formatting. Upload to Canvas in a timely manner.

Movie Analysis Rubric
3 Length (750-1000 words)
2 Reference both documentary films
4 Interpretation and Discussion (see below)*
2 Include at least two supporting references (direct quote, paraphrase, data) 3 Evaluate significance of themes presented to current events
1 Document Format (follow all instructions)
4 Cite your sources using APA formatting with reference section

*While viewing the films consider the following questions:*

1) Consider the significance of films to our understanding of pollution and consumerism or environment versus economy? How do themes apply to current events?

2) Do you think documentary film making is an effective way to communicate ideas about pollution and climate change science? Why or why not?

3) What did you learn by watching this film? Is there anything in this film that you do not agree with or that you find controversial? Do not tell me what you think I want to hear or might agree with. Truly take the time to express your own ideas and opinions.

4) You can quote directly, paraphrase, or cite statistics or data from different sources. Make sure you have at least 4 sources of information, 2 from scholarly articles and the 2 films themselves.

5) How do the two films compare to one another? What do other scholarly books and/or articles have to say about the themes talked about in these films? How to they support or conflict with what was portrayed in the films?

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