Why the Hollywood film business has moved almost exclusively to delivering ‘blockbuster entertainment

Description

Description of Assignment: This assignment requires the students to construct an argument and back it up with evidence from readings, class materials and their own research. More info will be distributed in class.

Grading Criteria (What constitutes a good assignment?): Answers the question posed; analysis is thoughtful, accurate, and detailed; writing is clear and free of errors; essay is neatly organized and presented and of proper length; demonstrates good understanding of conventions of academic writing; argument is clearly laid out and fully backed up by references and evidence.

If you want to get a B+ or an A, you will need to refer to MORE than just three sources.

Please paraphrase your sources, and place any direct quotations in inverted commas.

Remember that Turnitin will alert me to any plagiarism, so please don’t plagiarise!

You are strongly encouraged to work closely with me when you are writing this essay. Please come along and show me your ideas, drafts of your work and so on. It will be much easier to get a good grade if you do this, as I will be able to guide you through the essay-writing process and alert you to any potential problems in time for you to fix them.

Structure of essay
To get an A, students will have to write an essay that is is well-structured. Ideas and thoughts should be expressed in a logical, coherent way and the essay should flow easily from one paragraph to the next.

Content and Development
To get an A, students will have to demonstrate that they know the film/s they discuss well and have well-informed views about various aspects of these films.

Use of academic sources
To get an A, students will have to make frequent references to the readings posted on my courses and will have to use these sources effectively (to support an argument they are making or to illustrate a point they are making)

I HAVE ALSO UPLOADED AN EXAMPLE OF AN A GRADE THAT A PREVIOUS STUDENT ACHIEVED AS AN EXAMPLE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR WORK

Lecture notes
Blockbusters and Corporate Hollywood in the contemporary era
Examples
Focus on George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Christopher Nolan and James Cameron.

Clips from Star Wars, ET, Jaws, The Godfather, Terminator 2, Avatar and Inception