In this assignment, you will pick one film from the short list below.
There needs to be significant urban themes and elements in the film related to the course concepts and material.
Write a analysis of the major urban themes and concepts related to course material which emerge and are depicted in the film.
Please cite the readings or other course materials at least four (4) times in this paper, integrating concepts, themes, or theories from the readings, lectures, and class discussions that are relevant to your film of choice. ( I will be sending the book soon ) Also I will be sending other information as well
Citing References and Sources
For the discussion boards for this course only – to simplify how to cite sources from videos or Powerpoint slides/lectures, use this format:
Name of resource, type of resource (e.g. video, lecture visual notes or PPT slides, etc.), WEEK #
For example: “The Process of Urbanization” video lecture, Week 2
Brief synopsis of the film (one paragraph)
What stories and depictions from the film relate to the themes and concepts from the course
What are some of the observable urban symbols and icons in the film? What is the significance of these symbols and icons?
Provide an analysis of what the film is saying about city life and/or urbanization. Is the film advocating for any type of social change or activism? Is the film merely a descriptive film or is there more to this film?
Suggested list of films to choose from:
A Better Life
Blade Runner (1982) or Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Born in East LA
Boyz n the Hood
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Divergent series – any of the films from this series – Divergent, Insurgent, or Allegiant
Hunger Games series – you can choose any film from the series
Stand and Deliver
Stepford Wives (1975) or (2004)
The Big Short