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01 Film History Assignment

01 Film History Assignment2012

Students will use the internet during and after class time to discover the history of film. Students are encouraged to take numerous approaches to this written assignment. For example, a student might opt to research the origins of film and moving pictures, the silent era, the beginning of talking pictures, the studio system, independent film making, and the history of numerous motion picture studios both past and present. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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02 Film History Assignment PowerPoint

02 Film History Assignment PowerPoint2012

Students will use the internet during and after class to locate images that will support the telling of their history paper. Students are encouraged to think out-of-the-box in developing their PowerPoint presentation. Presentations must be complete with illustrations of significant points that their papers emphasized, and the notes section for each slide should give complete details for their presentation. Citing of pictures should take place on the slide that the image is presented on, using size 10 or 8 font. Special note on the use of images within a PowerPoint, students should find large jpg’s, the use of thumbnails or blurry images in the final PowerPoint presentation will not be acceptable. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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03 Careers in the Film Industry

03 Careers in the Film Industry2012

Students will use the internet during and after class to locate research and images that will support careers in the film industry. Students are encouraged to think out-of-the-box in developing their PowerPoint presentation. For example, a student might opt to research biographies of great directors, producers, and/or cameramen, providing quality images to support their careers. Students should illustrate at least ten careers, and work toward a quality presentation. Students should make use of the notes section within PowerPoint to support each slide. With each of the ten careers students illustrate, they will need to make a connection to a real person who has mastered this field. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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04 Making a Storyboard Assignment

04 Making a Storyboard Assignment2012

Students should utilize the internet to locate actual storyboard examples from movies, and then using the following movie script from "You’ve Got Mail" create a storyboard. Making an accurate storyboard reflecting the locations, characters, and dialog with camera angles. Students may use Comic Life® to create their storyboard. One requirement of this process is for students to expand on the script, add a new scene, special effect or dialogue to make it their own. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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05 Jay Walking Assignment

05 Jay Walking Assignment2012

Copying a format made popular by Jay Leno, students should film five or more individuals answering the same general knowledge questions. The objective is to film two simple shots in an interview format, the twofer shot and the individual shot, a few coverage shots will also be needed to show reactions. Each interview is framed identical in composition. Students should attempt to get as much information from these individuals by talking with them during the interview, making it a casual give and take situation. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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06 Public Service Announcement Assignment

06 Public Service Announcement Assignment2012

Following the format established by NBC’s "The More You Know" Public Service Announcements, students should make a PSA that addresses the concerns, thoughts and/or policies of their school or the society at large. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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07 Camera Techniques Assignment

07 Camera Techniques Assignment2012

This assignment includes cinematic techniques that are achieved by dealing with the camera itself, rather than with a device that moves the camera through space, such as a dolly or crane. Many of these techniques could conceivably be achieved by a single camera operator. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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08 Director's Biography Assignment

08 Director's Biography Assignment2012

Students will use the internet to research their favorite director. Students should find information and images that will support a video biography. Students are encouraged to think out-of-the-box in developing their video presentation. For example, a student might opt to include images from the director’s childhood, family life, film accomplishments, and students can select a variety of formats for presenting their information, point-of-view shots, director’s voice, documentary style, etc. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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09 Sound Effects Assignment

09 Sound Effects Assignment2012

Students will use sound effects and learn how to add them into their narrative to enhance the viewing experience. In this assignment the idea is to add as many, different sound effects to a project. Sound effects can be appropriate to the subject matter or completely unexpected. Students are encouraged to think out-of-the-box in developing their video presentation. For example, a student might opt to show a classroom setting, but add the sound effects of a military academy. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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10 Historical Event Assignment

10 Historical Event Assignment2012

Students will research a given historical event or topic, and create a one minute video explaining that event using a video format. Students are encouraged to think out-of-the-box in developing their video presentation. For example, a student might opt to utilize a documentary format, interviewing people who were directly involved in an event, slide format- using images off the internet, or from texts. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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11 Lip Syncing Assignment

11 Lip Syncing Assignment2012

Students select a musical number, television clip, or movie clip to lip sync in a video format. Students are encouraged to pick a classic song, classic movie clip, or television clip, which has lyrics which can be understood. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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12 Making a Great Story Assignment

12 Making a Great Story Assignment2012

Students will use the internet during and after class time to discover what makes a great movie story. Students are encouraged to take numerous approaches to this written assignment. For example, a student might opt to research the origins of great stories, how stories were told in the silent era, components of great independent storytelling, defining the components to making a great story. Students should research screenwriting topics to help fulfill this assignment. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave2012

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

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13 Posting Assignment

13 Posting Assignment2012

Students will post one of their classroom videos to the internet, using a public posting site, such as: YouTube.com, SchoolTube.com, Metacafe.com, LuLu.com or Google Video. The posting must reference their school and topics of the video for search engines to locate. All postings should be appropriate in nature. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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14 Demonstrating Film Shots Assignment

14 Demonstrating Film Shots Assignment2012

Students should use the textbook "Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know" by Jeremy Vineyard. Students should locate at least ten shots that they would like to demonstrate. Students should feel free to us as many shots as needed to tell a story, labeling each shot, as it appear on screen. Students should be aware that numerous web sites demonstrate camera shots. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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15 Writing a Movie Review Assignment

15 Writing a Movie Review Assignment2012

Students will learn what makes up a good movie review and they will learn how to write a quality movie review. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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16 Nature Video Assignment

16 Nature Video Assignment2012

Students will develop a video collage of elements of nature. Their video should select a theme and carry out that theme as they demonstrate creativity in shots, locations, and style of editing. Students might select water, and then film shots from rain to a waterfall. Sound is an important element in conveying nature, thus students may wish to lay in a musical sound track or use sounds of nature, such as “CBS Sunday Morning.” Students may also select a season of the year and feature that season or the changing of the seasons. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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17 Biographical Video Assignment

17 Biographical Video Assignment2012

Students will develop a video collage of facts and images on one person. Their video should select one individual; this could be a teacher, dean, principal, school nurse, community member, etc. Combine images from numerous sources to present a video presentation on their life and/or career. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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18 Making a Documentary Assignment

18 Making a Documentary Assignment2012

Few other communication forms have the power to reveal a unique perspective, capture imagination and even motivate change. In this three-part assignment on how to make a documentary, students will discover how they can move their story from dream to distribution. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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19 Autobiographical Video Assignment

19 Autobiographical Video Assignment2012

Students will develop a video collage of facts and images on themselves. This is their video diary. Students should think of unique ways of showing their life, friends, family and pets, anything and everything that is important to them and makes them the unique. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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20 Point of View Assignment

20 Point of View Assignment2012

Students will develop a POV video. Tell a short story from another perspective, they may want to use dialogue or not. The video is a demonstration of seeing the world from a unique camera POV shot. This could be through the eyes of an animal or another person. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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21 Interviewing your Parents

21 Interviewing your Parents2012

Students will read the enclosed article about how to interview their parents, and then conduct an interview of their parents. Students should first come up with a list of questions that they desire to ask of their parents and submit it for approval. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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22 Writing a Movie Pitch Assignment

22 Writing a Movie Pitch Assignment2012

Students will type a 500 word essay that is their movie pitch. The pitch should be an exciting plot summary of the movie they desire to get made in Hollywood. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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23 Silent Movie Assignment

23 Silent Movie Assignment2012

Students should follow silent movie genre and complete a silent movie. Your silent movie should begin with an approved script. Make use of the hero and villain storytelling that is present in most silent movies. Dialogue should be revealed on title cards, and the overall presentation should be accompanied by a sound track without words. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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24 Technology and your Future Assignment

24 Technology and your Future Assignment2012

Students should make a video describing how technology will change their life in the future. Students are encouraged to interview important people in their community to get their perspective, i.e. teachers, principals, mayors, legislators, etc. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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25 School Spirit Assignment

25 School Spirit Assignment2012

Students should film an event, capturing the participant’s activities and actions, and then assemble a comprehensive edit of that activity. Students should keep in mind the importance of audience members or spectators responses to the event. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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26 Stop Motion Animation Assignment

26 Stop Motion Animation Assignment2012

Students should make use of a digital camera to create a stop motion animation video by giving life to an inanimate object. Students can access this process by pressing record and then pause on any stationary digital camera. Students should use a tripod or some type of mounting bracket in order to record without any additional movement. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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27 Commercial Parody Assignment

27 Commercial Parody Assignment2012

Saturday Night Live television show has made numerous parodies of mainstream commercials. It is the student’s job to take a real product and then create a commercial parody. Students can view numerous parodies online. The completed video should be one minute long, capturing the essence of the product and a style of advertising. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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28a Animation Assignment using Crazy Talk

28a Animation Assignment using Crazy Talk2012

Students will make use of the Crazy Talk 5.1 animation software for the PC. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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28b Animation Assignment Two using Crazy Talk

28b Animation Assignment Two using Crazy Talk2012

Once students have mastered the basic, they can move on to adding their own dialogue and script. Complete the four tutorials under “How to create a talking script?” (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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28c Animation Assignment Three using Crazy Talk

28c Animation Assignment Three using Crazy Talk2012

Once students have mastered the basics, they can move on to a more advanced animation project, with a music video all their own. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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29 Fight & Chase Scene Assignment

29 Fight & Chase Scene Assignment2012

Students should refer to Christopher Kenworthy’s text, “Master Shots,” Chapter 1 and 2. Use at least three techniques under each chapter to film a fight and chase scene. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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30 Human Emotions Assignment

30 Human Emotions Assignment2012

Students should make a one minute video that concentrates on a human emotion. For example, love could be their human emotion, filming numerous shots of individuals giving and receiving love, concentrate on the expressions of love that evoke emotions for a viewer. This could be depicted with a mother’s care for her child, or as basic as a boyfriend and a girlfriend in a conversation. Refer to Christopher Kenworthy’s text, Master Shots, Chapter 6, 7, & 12, for additional ideas on shots that you can utilize. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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300

3002006

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Directed by Zack Snyder. Based on the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller. Resource: Film Terms Overarching Question: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

31 Filming Dialogue Assignment

31 Filming Dialogue Assignment2012

Students should refer to Christopher Kenworthy’s text, Master Shots, Chapter 10 and 11. Use at least three techniques under each chapter to film a dialogue scene. This would involve incorporating at least six of the following techniques: Dialogue scenes(Conversation dolly, Offset background, Share screen, Side by side, Height changes, Staged changes, Mirror talk, and Move with the beats,) and Arguments and Conflict (Circling, Attacking camera, Defensive camera, Lunging at camera, Motion in anger, Body conflict, Back over shoulder, and Criss-crossing). Students should develop a story line and a plot. Identify the film techniques being used at the bottom of the frame. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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32 Special Effects Recipes Assignment

32 Special Effects Recipes Assignment2012

Students should select one or more of the following recipes and make the corresponding special effect product. Filming the special effect material in action is recommended. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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last updated 10-22-2012

33 Web Research Assignment

33 Web Research Assignment2012

Students should research some of the sites listed within this assignment. Students should then find five additional web sites in the area of filmmaking production. Students should find at least one site that features online movies and write a 50-word review for that site, and then print the home page from two additional sites that they discover. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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34 Pencil Animation Assignment

34 Pencil Animation Assignment2012

Students should explore the Pencil free source animation software. Create an animated drawing. Students should follow the directions in the tutorial to begin their own personal animation project. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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35 Relase Forms Assignment

35 Relase Forms Assignment2012

Students should properly learn how to utilize release forms for their filmmaking projects. Enclosed; Entrant Release Form, Location Release Form, and Talent Release Form.

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last updated 08-05-2012

36 48 Hour Film Project Assignment

36 48 Hour Film Project Assignment2012

Students will form groups and create a 4 to 7 minute short film with only three directions; genre, one line of dialogue, a character’s name, and one prop. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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37 Post-Production Editing Techniques Assignment

37 Post-Production Editing Techniques Assignment2012

Students will learn several editing techniques to be used in the post-production phase of their projects, to further their knowledge on how to manipulate images in filmmaking. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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38 "How are Films Made," Reading & Writing Assignment2012

Students should write a 500 word essay summarizing the reading. Students should type their final paper and insert image examples from the internet to enhance their paper. List all sources used appropriately. (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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39 Film Terms Word Search Assignment

39 Film Terms Word Search Assignment2012

Students should find all of the hidden film terms in the word search, and write the correct term on the line provided. Resource: Film Terms (CAS Theatre S1-GLE1-4; S2-GLE1-3; S3-GLE1-3)

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A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera1935

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

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last updated 02-05-2016

A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon1902

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the moon. Directed by Georges Méliès (uncredited), Writing credits include Jules Verne (novel "De la Terre à la Lune") uncredited, Georges Méliès uncredited, and H.G. Wells novel "First Men in the Moon" (uncredited) Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

About a Boy

About a Boy2002

Based on Nick Hornby's best-selling novel, About A Boy is the story of a cynical, immature young man who is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. Directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. Based on the novel “About a Boy” by Nick Hornby. Overarching Questions: How do we know what is true?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Aliens

Aliens1986

The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? Directed by James Cameron. Overarching Questions: How does form follow function?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Amadeus

Amadeus1984

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

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last updated 02-05-2016

American Sniper

American Sniper2014

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids.Written by Evandro Martirano 

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last updated 02-05-2016

Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes1999

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink. Directed by Alan Parker. Based on the novel Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.  Homework: Constructed Response Overarching Questions: How does the part relate to the whole?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Apollo 13

Apollo 131995

True story of the moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication. Directed by Ron Howard. Based on the novel Apollo 13: The Lost Moon, by Jim Lovell. Overarching Questions: How and why do things change?

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last updated 02-05-2016

ARGO

ARGO2012

A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

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last updated 02-05-2016

As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets1997

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident. Directed by James Brooks.  Resource: Film Terms Overarching Questions: How does the part relate to the whole?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Atonement

Atonement2007

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan. Directed by Joe Wright. Based on the novel Atonement by Ian McEwan.  Homework: Constructed Response Overarching Questions: How does the part relate to the whole?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild2012

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine2002

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. Directed by Michael Moore. Overarching Questions: How do we know what is true?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry1999

The story of the life of Brandon Teena, a transgendered teen who preferred life in a male identity until it was discovered he was born biologically female. Directed by Kimberley Pierce. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Boyz N The Hood

Boyz N The Hood1991

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto. Directed by John Singleton. Resource: Film Terms Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Capote

Capote2004

Truman Capote (Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers. Directed by Bennett Miller, screenplay written by Dan Futterman. Based on the novel In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote and Capote by Gerald Clarke. Overarching Questions: How do we know what is true?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Carrie

Carrie1976

A mousy and abused girl with telekinetic powers gets pushed too far on one special night. Directed by Brian DePalma. Based on the novel Carrie by Stephen King.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can2002

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Based on the novel Catch Me If You Can, by Frank Abagnale, Jr.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Cellular

Cellular2004

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next. Directed by David R. Ellis. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Chicago

Chicago2002

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. Directed by Rob Marshall.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Children of Men

Children of Men2006

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Cider House Rules

Cider House Rules1999

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Based on the novel Cider House Rules by John Irving. Homework: Constructed Response Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain2003

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. Directed by Anthony Minghella. Homework: Constructed Response - Novel Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Crash

Crash2004

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. Directed by Paul Haggis. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club2013

The story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and his search for alternative treatments that helped established a way in which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.

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last updated 03-13-2014

Daylight

Daylight1996

Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety. Directed by Rob Cohen.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Dead Again

Dead Again1991

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the woman and Church seem to have a strange link back to the Strauss murder. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. 

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last updated 02-05-2016

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking1995

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon2016

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history.

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last updated 05-15-2017

District 9

District 92009

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Disturbia

Disturbia2007

A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer. Directed by D.J. Caruso.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Dracula

Dracula1992

The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Based on the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls2006

Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s. Directed by Bill Condon.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Drive

Drive2011

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay), James Sallis (book) "Drive" Review and Article "Drive" Movie vs. Book Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye2008

Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. Directed by D.J. Caruso. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004

A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. Directed by Michel Gondry. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Everything Is Illuminated

Everything Is Illuminated2005

A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local. Directed by Liev Schreiber.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Evita

Evita1996

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. Directed by Alan Parker. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close2011

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Director: Stephen Daldry Writers: Eric Roth (screenplay), Jonathan Safran Foer (novel) Homework: Constructed Response, The Sixth Borough, PowerPoint on Film

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last updated 02-05-2016

Fargo

Fargo1996

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson. Directed by Joel Coen.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station2013

This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant. Written by The Weinstein Company 

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last updated 12-28-2015

Gone Girl

Gone Girl2014

A Missouri couple had a great life in their house with no kid, but it all changed when their 5th wedding anniversary occurs. Nick, the husband now realizes that his wife, Amy has gone missing. He calls the local authorities for reporting the situation. Along with the time and the local searching program, the progress becoming blurred between Nick's version of the story or the new investigation result - that Nick suspected of killing his wife. Now, Nick struggles for convincing the media, telling them if he didn't kill his wife, and probe the cryptic clues from his own wife.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Gran Torino

Gran Torino2008

Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

High Noon

High Noon1952

Will Kane is a town marshal. It's his wedding day and his last day as a lawman. He was about to leave town with his new bride to start a new life when some men come to town who tell him that a man he sent to prison some years ago has just been released and is arriving on the noon train. Kane and any of the townsfolk who remember him, know that he's coming to town for one thing; to get Will. Will's friends tell him to leave town which he does but Will feeling that running away is not a solution returns and intends to face him. Will tries to find support from his friends but all of them don't want to help him or are too afraid and all that they tell him is to leave, even his wife feels the same way. And as the train comes closer, Will is all alone. Article on "High Noon"

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last updated 02-05-2016

I am Sam

I am Sam2001

A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family. Directed by Jessie Nelson.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Inception

Inception2010

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures 

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last updated 02-05-2016

Invisible Children

Invisible Children2006

Invisible Children: Rough Cut is a 2006 American documentary film which depicts the human rights abuses by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Directed by Bobby Bailey, Laren Poole and Jason Russell.

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last updated 02-05-2016

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life1946

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Directed by Frank Capra.

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last updated 02-05-2016

King Kong

King Kong1933

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is it's grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts.

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last updated 02-05-2016

La La Land

La La Land2016

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

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last updated 05-23-2017

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful1997

A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp. Resource: Film Terms

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last updated 02-05-2016

Life of Pi

Life of Pi2011

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Lockout

Lockout2012

In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidences that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol for the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex that becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Maria Full of Grace

Maria Full of Grace2004

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family. Directed by Joshua Marston.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Marley and Me

Marley and Me2008

A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. Directed by David Frankel.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby2004

A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Based on the novel Rope Burns: Million Dollar Baby by F.X. Toole. Homework: Constructed Response

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last updated 02-05-2016

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge2001

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Mud

Mud2012

Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler2015

When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

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last updated 07-18-2015

Notes on a Scandal

Notes on a Scandal2007

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship. Directed by Richard Eyre. Based on the novel Notes on a Scandal, by Zoe Heller.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Osama

Osama2003

A 12-year-old Afghan girl and her mother lose their jobs when the Taliban closes the hospital where they work. The Taliban have also forbidden women to leave their houses without a male "legal companion." With her husband and brother dead, killed in battle, there is no one left to support the family. Without being able to leave the house, the mother is left with nowhere to turn. Feeling that she has no other choice, she disguises her daughter as a boy. Now called 'Osama,' the girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from finding out her true identity. Inspired by a true story, Osama is the first entirely Afghan film shot since the fall of the Taliban.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Philomena

Philomena2013

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

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last updated 08-18-2014

Platoon

Platoon1986

A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Directed by Oliver Stone.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Polyester

Polyester1981

A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire2009

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. Directed by Geoffrey Fletcher. Based on the novel by Sapphire.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Psycho

Psycho1960

A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Please note this is only the tip of the iceberg, there is a wealth of information available on this film. Based on the novel Psycho by Robert Bloch. Homework: Constructed Response

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last updated 02-05-2016

RoboCop

RoboCop1987

Detroit - in the future - is crime-ridden, and run by a massive company. The company have developed a huge crime-fighting robot, which unfortunately develops a rather dangerous glitch. The company sees a way to get back in favor with the public when a cop called Alex Murphy is killed by a street gang. Murphy's body is reconstructed within a steel shell and named Robocop. The Robocop is very successful against criminals, and becomes a target of super villian Boddicker. Movie Script

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last updated 02-05-2016

Rosewater

Rosewater2014

Based of a true story about a journalist who gets detained and brutally interrogated in prison for 118 days. The journalist Maziar Bahari was blindfolded and interrogated for 4 months in Evin prison in Iran, while the only distinguishable feature about his captor is the distinct smell of rosewater. An interview and sketch that Maziar did with a journalist on The Daily show was used as evidence that Maziar was a spy and in communication with the American government and the CIA.

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last updated 06-22-2015

Rosewood

Rosewood1997

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community. Directed by John Singleton. Overarching Questions: How do we make meaning of our world?

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last updated 02-05-2016

Scream

Scream1996

A killer known as "ghost face" begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one. Directed by Wes Craven.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Selma

Selma2014

The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Written by Miss W J Mcdermott 

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last updated 02-05-2016

Sideways

Sideways2004

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. Directed by Alexander Payne. Based on the novel by Rex Pickett.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook2012

Pat Solitano upon discovering his wife with another man beats him. He would be sent to a mental hospital where he would be diagnosed as suffering from bipolar disorder. He would get released and would go live with his parents. But he is reluctant to take his meds because he doesn't like how they make him feel or go to mandated therapy. The only thing he wants is to try and get back together with his wife but she already wrote him off and got a restraining order on him. He goes around trying to find someone who might know where she is but doesn't. His friend, Ronnie invites him to dinner and he meets Ronnie's sister-in-law, Tiffany who's also reeling from a personal loss. They make a connection but Pat is devoted to his wife refuses to do anything. When he learns she sees his wife, he asks her to give his wife a letter. She agrees on the condition that he be her dance partner at upcoming competition. He agrees and they establish a rapport.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Singin' In The Rain

Singin' In The Rain1952

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly.

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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire2008

A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers. Directed by Danny Boyle.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars1999

A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950's, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael. Directed by Scott Hicks. Based on the novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot1959

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Directed by Billy Wilder. Resource: Film Terms

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last updated 02-05-2016

Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice1982

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie's narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions. Directed by Alan J. Pakula. Based on the novel Sophie's Choice by William Styron.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Stand By Me

Stand By Me1986

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. Directed by Rob Reiner.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Stuart Little

Stuart Little1999

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him. Directed by Rob Minkoff. Based on the children's novel Stuart Little, by E.B. White.

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last updated 02-05-2016

Super 8

Super 82011

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. Director: J.J. Abrams Writer: J.J. Abrams

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last updated 02-05-2016

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver1976

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.

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The Artist

The Artist2011

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. Director: Michel Hazanavicius Writer: Michel Hazanavicius

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Book Thief

The Book Thief2013

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

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last updated 08-22-2014

The Cove

The Cove2009

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. Directed by Louie Psihoyos.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Departed

The Departed2006

Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Fisher King

The Fisher King1991

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. Directed by Terry Gilliam.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The General

The General1926

When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines. Resource: Film Terms

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer2010

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. Directed by Roman Polanski. Novel written by Robert Harris.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush1925

The Tramp goes the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. Directed by Charlie Chaplin.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Graduate

The Graduate1967

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine. Directed by Mike Nichols. Homework: Constructed Response

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Great Escape

The Great Escape1963

Allied Prisoner of War's plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German POW camp during World War II.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame1939

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games2012

Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker2006

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Article by screenwriter Mark Boal Death and Dishonor.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game2014

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

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last updated 05-09-2015

The Impossible

The Impossible2012

A regular family - Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three kids - travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them? Written by Ronaldo Ferreira

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner2007

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble. Directed by Marc Forster. Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Lion King

The Lion King1994

Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.

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The Notebook

The Notebook2004

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Based on the novel The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks. Homework: Constructed Response

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Opposite of Sex

The Opposite of Sex1998

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives. Directed by Don Roos.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower2012

Charlie is a shy teenager without friends that has just joined the high-school. He misses his best friend, who had committed suicide, and he writes letters to an imaginary friend telling his feelings. Further, Charlie has a mental illness problem in his past. Soon Charlie befriends the veterans Patrick, who is gay, and his stepsister Sam and they become best friends. Charlie wants to be a writer and he also becomes the favorite student of his teacher of literature, Mr. Anderson, who lends him books. Sam and Patrick introduce Charlie to their friends and Charlie falls in love with Sam, but he does not have self-confidence to date her. Charlie discovers a new world and feels happy with his friends, and he dates their common friend Mary Elizabeth. But when they end their relationship, Patrick asks Charlie to stay away from them for a while and soon he triggers his mental illness again. He goes to the hospital where a doctor finally discloses the origin of his problem.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs2004

A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Based on the novel by Thomas Harris.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Social Network

The Social Network2010

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. Directed by David Fincher. Based on the novel by Aaron Sorkin.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything2014

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.

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last updated 06-04-2015

The Town

The Town2010

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down. Directed by Ben Affleck.

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last updated 02-05-2016

The Walk

The Walk2015

Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film, a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80, unlike anything audiences have seen before, is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, ... Written by SONY Pictures Entertainment 

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last updated 03-26-2016

The War of the Roses

The War of the Roses1989

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle. Directed by Danny DeVito.

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To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be1942

In occupied Poland during WWII, a troupe of ham stage actors (led by Joseph Tura and his wife Maria) match wits with the Nazis. A spy has information which would be very damaging to the Polish resistance and they must prevent it's being delivered to the Germans.

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Top Gun

Top Gun1986

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

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last updated 01-16-2017

Trumbo2015

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

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last updated 05-31-2016

War Games

War Games1983

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. Directed by John Badham.

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Whiplash

Whiplash2014

A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who does not hold back on abuse towards his students. The two form an odd relationship as the student wants to achieve greatness, and the professor pushes him.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf1966

A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. Directed by Mike Nichols. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is based on the stage play by Edward Albee.  Resource: Film Terms

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