Applied Close Reading & Analysis 30%
Students are to engage critically with 2 academic sources,（in The Chicago Manual of Style) and apply them in a close analysis of one film or television text chosen from the first 6 weeks of the course(which can be found in course guide): Puberty Blues
The exercise is designed to examine student’s ability to critically engage with the ideas articulated in the readings, and show how these ides may be understood in relation to a specific film or television text, by applying these ideas in a close analysis of the film’s visual and narrative storytelling language. Puberty Blues In this, the exercise also aims to develop student’s awareness of and skill in deconstructing the visual and narrative language of film and television, that is, to show how the film’s formal components work to create meaning. Puberty Blues
For this analysis, students will be expected to produce carefully considered examination of the academic sources. Puberty Blues It is expected that the essay will be reflective and insightful in nature, articulating and explicating the key theories and concepts from the readings into an analysis of film and television.
The exercise will be assessed on:
- articulation of key argument/ideas put forward in the academic sources; Puberty Blues
- critical engagement with and evaluation of key argument/ideas in the academic sources;
- the ability to apply academic ideas to a film or television text; Puberty Blues
- the ability to analyse the film’s narrative and visual storytelling language
- clarity of written expression and organization of ideas
- correct citation and presentation of source materials
Puberty Blues is a movie that was screened in 1981 and in 2012. The movie is about the puberty changes that two girls go through and how these changes affect the decisions they make in life. The two teenagers, Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette engage in all the habits that normal adolescents are likely to engage in. They lie to their parent while they engaged in drinking, smoking weed, having sex, and others. Puberty Blues The film documents the good and the ugly side of adolescence including the effect of group mentality, rape, the power of boys over girls, sex and surfing, and others. Overall, the film explores the group mentality and the biological changes that drives teenagers into such behaviours. This study reviews the analysis of this film by Speed (2006) and through Freud’s psychoanalysis theory………….
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