Project #211704 - Film

English Tutors

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/12/2017 12:00 am

XAM THREE:  This is the exam for Week  Seven on Dramatization, Week Eight on Story, and Week Nine on Writing. Watch the first twenty minutes of Oldboy on Netflix, ending with the line of dialogue “I am a fugitive.” Then Google “Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall…and Spring training scene” and watch the YouTube clip from the movie labeled Training Scene. The exam will ask questions on these two clips. Make sure you answer the questions in a private place so nobody can see your answers. Exams that have language with more than a 10% match on Turnitin will both fail. 

Answer the questions in a Word document, then copy paste it into an email and send me the email. I'll reply with comments, and your grade, after the deadline for submitting the exam, WHICH IS SUNDAY NOV. 12.  Make sure you complete the Discussion Board on Writing before you do the exam, so you're prepared for the Writing part on the exam. 

Oldboy is a famous Korean  movie that won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It was made by Korean director Park Chan-wook. In it, the protagonist is trapped in what seems to be a hotel room for fifteen years without knowing why. When he gets out, he wants to get revenge on whoever imprisoned him. The opening sequence shows his imprisonment and then release. On YouTube, you can find a famous sequence called the fight in the hall scene, which is a long sequence shot filmed in a realist style- the protagonist actually is out of breath, for example. Kim Ki-duk is another famous Korean director who is known for the beauty of his visual images. His film Spring Summer Fall Winter…and Spring is about a Buddhist monk who raises an abandoned baby boy is an isolated monastery floating on a lake. When the boy leaves the monastery, he marries and then murders his wife in a jealous rage. His mentor is heartbroken and commits suicide. When the man is released from prison, he returns to the monastery and becomes a Buddhist monk again, and finds peace. This sequence shows him finding a text left by his mentor and then training according to the text, in the middle of winter. The seasons symbolize what is happening internally in the characters’ minds.

 

Exam Week 7-9: Dramatization, Story, Writing. Each question counts 25%. For the first three questions, five points will be subtracted for each incorrect answer. The fourth question is an essay that counts for 25 points. 

1- Dramatization: Answer the following questions on Dramatization  after you watch the clips from Oldboy and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring. 

a. Analyze the location in the opening sequence of Oldboy, from the opening scene in the police station and then abduction followed by the "prison" room, ending with the line "I'll be out in one month." . What do we learn about what’s happening, and what mood does it create?

b. Analyze the location of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring, including the monastery on the frozen lake and the waterfall. What do we learn about what’s happening, and what mood does it create? 

c. Analyze the costume and makeup in Oldboy. What information does the spectator learn about the character from his costume and makeup in the scenes that take place in the "prison" room?

d. Analyze the costume and makeup in Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring. What information does the spectator learn about the character from his costume and makeup?

e. What is the overall message of the facial expressions and body language in both clips: what kind of person is this, and how do the facial expressions and body language send that message? 

 

2-Story: Answer the following questions on Story:

a. What are the forces in conflict in the opening sequence of Oldboy, ending with "I'll be out in one month?"  Are they internal, external, or both? How do we know?

b. What are the forces in conflict in the training scene of Spring, Summer,Fall, Winter…and Spring? Are they internal, external, or both? How do we know?

c. What is the narrative point of view in the opening sequence of Oldboy: first person, third person limited, third person objective, or omniscient? Give evidence for your answer.

d. What is the narrative point of view in the opening scene of Spring, Summer,Fall, Winter…and Spring: first person, third person limited, third person objective, or omniscient? Give evidence for your answer.

e. Pick one of the two clips: Spring, Summer,Fall, Winter…and Spring OR Oldboy. Based on the clip you chose, and on what is going in this clip, explain what genre this movie is, and what stage it’s in. 

3-Writing: Answer the following questions on writing:

a. Do you think the “author” of the clip you saw from Oldboy is the director, Park Chan-Wook, or the actor, Han Suk-Kyu? Who contributes more to the effect on the spectator? Explain why.

b. Do you think the “author” of the clip you saw from  Spring, Summer,Fall, Winter…and Spring, is the director, Kim Ki-Duk, or the actor? Who contributes more to the effect on the spectator? Explain why.

c. What narrative points of view are used in the clip from Oldboy? Explain which ones are used in which scenes.

d. What narrative point of view is used in the clip from  Spring, Summer,Fall, Winter…and Spring ? 

e. The theme of Spring, Summer,Fall, Winter…and Spring  is rebirth. How is this represented in the clip we saw? What images have symbolic meaning?

4- These three chapters all focus on how a film tells its story, through the work of the screenwriter(s), director(s), actors, director of cinematography (DOP) and the rest of the crew: people who do costumes and makeup, location scouts who find interesting locations, people who build sets, and so on. The spectators also take part in interpreting what they see and hear. 

Pick either Oldboy OR Spring, Summer,Fall, Winter…and Spring and explain which of these artists made the biggest contribution in telling the story in this clip. Pick three, and explain why you think so, with evidence.

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