film philosophy paper 3

Course: Film philosophy

For this paper, you are allowed to select any ONE film from the last five lectures

1) Ethics – THE TRUMAN SHOW

(2) Political Philosophy – THEY LIVE

(3) The Problem of Evil – A SERIOUS MAN

(4) Existentialism Pt. I – ANOMALISA

(5) Existentialism Pt. II – GROUNDHOG Day

For this assignment, you will be writing a 5-6-page paper on any ONE film discussed in the last five weeks of class. Afterwards, you will select TWO philosophical ideas mentioned in the lecture your film is from. More specifically, I would like you to write your paper based on the following list of guidelines (in a series of steps). For each step, I have also included a page length specific to that step. Based on these specific guidelines, the finished paper should end up being about 5-6 pages.

STEP 1: 1 Page

Introduce/explain what you will be writing about for your paper. Afterwards, summarize your film’s synopsis. What happens in it? Who are the main characters?

STEP 2: 1/2 Page

Discuss a philosophical idea relating to the lecture through which we discussed the film. Explain the philosophical idea in your own words.

STEP 3: 1 Page

Explain how this idea can be intertwined with the film. How do the events that occur within the film express and connect with the philosophical idea you just went over?

STEP 4: 1/2 Page

Do you agree with this philosophical idea? Explain.

STEP 5: 1/2 Page

Discuss another philosophical idea relating to the lecture through which we discussed the film. Explain the philosophical idea in your own words.

STEP 6: 1 Page

Explain how this idea can be intertwined with the film. How do the events that occur within the film express and connect with the philosophical idea you just went over?

STEP 7: 1/2 Page

Do you agree with this philosophical idea? Explain.

STEP 8: 1/2 Page

Conclude your paper by briefly summarizing each of your main points.

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