Reading Film (Fall 2011)

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Zinsser’s Advice

November 16th, 2011 by Kevin L. Ferguson · No Comments · Prof Ferguson

Here is the advice we came up with: When Revising or Editing . . . Remove unnecessary words. [repetition, adverbs] Keep your reader’s [comprehension] in mind. Revise your sentences to remove vagueness. [Keep consistent.] Rewrite your sentences and pick the best one.     Chuck Braverman’s An American Time Capsule:

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Words, Cinema, and YOU!

September 18th, 2011 by Tom Schalk · 1 Comment · 1 Diagramming Difference, Prof Ferguson

Words, Cinema, and YOU! (I assume you’ll be looking at the diagram printed?) I’d like to welcome you, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Doctor Emmett Brown, and Proffesor Rodney Dangerfield. Thank you for taking the time to come here. As clearly presented by your appearance, you’ve heard of the recent attempts by the students of Queens college […]

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Prof. Herzog’s Blog Challenge

September 17th, 2011 by Kevin L. Ferguson · Comments Off on Prof. Herzog’s Blog Challenge · Prof Ferguson, Prof Herzog

Professor Herzog told me about the “blog challenge” she gave you all on Citizen Kane. I looked at the assignment, and thought “we just talked about this very thing!” I hope you all take her up on it. She really wants you to pay attention to HOW the filmmakers make their point–not just WHAT the […]

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Assignment #1

September 14th, 2011 by Kevin L. Ferguson · 2 Comments · 1 Diagramming Difference, Prof Ferguson

To test your initial list of what formal aspects film has, watch Bruce Conner’s A Movie (1958; there’s a commercial you have to watch first): http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/3-9tCeFX0Eo/ As promised, here is a Sample Document  to show you what your college papers should look like. Always ask the instructor their preference, but in general make your writing […]

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Adapting Three Little Pigs

September 7th, 2011 by Kevin L. Ferguson · 11 Comments · Prof Ferguson, ¶4 Bazin

Clearly the Disney version of “Three Little Pigs” was different in important ways from the fairy tale we read. What parts of the Disney adaption would you call “grammatical idiosyncracies” of the Disney version, and what would you call the “style of the original”? Post in the comments box below.

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The Film Bazin Was Talking about

September 5th, 2011 by Kevin L. Ferguson · Comments Off on The Film Bazin Was Talking about · Prof Ferguson, ¶4 Bazin

Jean Renoir’s “A Day in the Country” (1936)

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Managing Your Blog Profile

August 26th, 2011 by Kevin L. Ferguson · No Comments · Prof Ferguson

1) Just to forestall any confusion–when you create a blog for Prof. Herzog’s class, using QWriting, then you will have two blogs associated with your sign-in name. So, whenever you sign in to Qwriting to do work, you will have to decide which blog it is that you want to work with. The tricky part […]

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What to Do First

August 26th, 2011 by Kevin L. Ferguson · 10 Comments · Prof Ferguson

Welcome to the class! Here’s what you should do right away: 1) Sign up for a qwriting account, log in, and come back here to join this blog (look to the right). 2) Familiarize yourself with the blog layout and the materials I’ve uploaded. If you’re new to blogging, take a peek at some of […]

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