cmn 650w weekly paper 4

Please note that a video lecture is currently baking, and will be done soon. It will then be linked here on Canvas, assuming that I don’t have to take up more time compressing it, etc. For now, here’s this week’s films and writing assignment, and prompts for discussion have been posted in the Discussion section. Naturally, you don’t have to get to any of this, right this moment — that’s the beauty of switching to online.

March 23
“Grizzly Man” (Links to an external site.)

Free on Tubi and Vudu, $3.99 on other platforms such as YouTube

“Grey Gardens”, (Links to an external site.)

$2.99 on various platforms

“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405”…0.4..0.228.3192.30j2j2……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j0i131j0i67j0i273j0i131i67j0i10i67.boCu1WIWQ7M&ved=0ahUKEwivtYa67LDoAhXngnIEHaKDCzIQ4dUDCAo&uact=5 (Links to an external site.)

$9.99 on various platforms

“Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control” (Links to an external site.)

$2.99 to $3.99 on various platforms

I. Chose two of the four films. Write a detailed review for both of your choices. Include within the review whether you think the film was an exploration or exploitation, or a combination of both, and why, citing specific moments from the film to support your position.

II. Generally people tend to feel that a production which they perceive as exploitative is an attempt by the producers to either exploit the subject(s) of the film, or exploit the viewers, or both. Summarize a media production that you viewed, read, etc. recently, which you feel was exploitative in its nature. Why do you feel the producers were attempting to be exploitative?