Exercise 3.2

*For Wednesday: make sure you can access “The Nature of Horror” , “Identifying Problems”, and “8 Strategies for Critically Engaging Secondary Sources” in class.

The goal of this exercise is to identify two possible exhibits for your scholarly research essay.

Estimated time: 30 mins
Due by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 14th 

Review the assignment guidelines for Essay 3. Your exhibit can be:

  • a feature-length movie (like Last Lovers Left Alive or It)
  • a music video (like Kanyé West’s “Monster” music video or Taylor Swift’s “…Ready For It?” music video)
  • a documentary (like Grizzly Man or Super Size Me)
  • a short film between 10 and 30 minutes

As in Essay 2, you do not have to choose an exhibit that has an explicit monster; you may choose an exhibit that has an aspect that is conceptually monstrous. Whatever you choose, make sure it is something that you are genuinely interested in examining and writing about. Remember that, like Latoya Peterson, you will ultimately focus on and analyze specific aspects of your exhibit – not the “entire” exhibit!

Writing

List two exhibits that you could possibly analyze for your scholarly research essay. Cite them using MLA style (you can consult the course textbook for guidelines).

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25 Responses to Exercise 3.2

  1. Bridget says:

    Warm Bodies. Directed by Jonathan Levine, performances by Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, 2013

    Michael Jackson. “Thriller.” Michael Jackson, Directed by John Landis, MJJ Productions and Optimum Productions, 1983

  2. Deanna Barbarito says:

    An American Werewolf in London. Directed by John Landis. Starring David Naughton, jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne. 1981

    Carrie. Directed by Brian De Palma. Starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William Katt. 1976

  3. Raj says:

    Hulk. Directed by Ang Lee, performances by Eric Bana, Teresa Palmer, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte, 2003.

    Warm Bodies. Directed by Jonathan Levine, performances by Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer. Production of Mandeville Films, 2013.

  4. The Nightmare Before Christmas. (1993). [film] Directed by H. Selick. Touchstone Pictures.

    Coraline. (2009). [film] Directed by H. Selick. Laika Studios.

  5. Christos Kotsonis says:

    Venom by Ruben Fleischer played by Tom hardy, Michelle Williams Riz Ahmed. 2018.Marvel

    Spider man: Homecoming . Played by tom Holland and Zendaya. Director by Jon Watts in 2017.Marvel

    • Woo Ree Heor says:

      These could be interesting options but they are rather similar in nature. You could choose one of these, or look for a third option that is sufficiently different and interesting to you.

  6. Mudbound, Directed by Dee Rees, Starring Carey Mulligan, Jonathan Banks, Jason Clarke, 2017

    The shape of water, Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michal Shannon, 2017

    • Woo Ree Heor says:

      These are interesting potential exhibits, but the Shape of Water might be an “easier (or safer)” option for the requirement of this assignment. Choose the one that you feel most interested in analyzing and writing about.

  7. Irene Macias says:

    The Greatest Showman, Directed by Michael Gracey, Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, 2017

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Directed by Ron Howard Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley . 2000

  8. Hedy Chou says:

    Biohazard: Damnation Directed by Makoto Kamiya 2012
    Spirited Away Directed by Hayao Miyazaki 2001

    Panic! At The Disco: Emperor’s New Clothes

  9. Brian Fong says:

    Michael Jackson. “Thriller.” Michael Jackson, Directed by John Landis, MJJ Productions and Optimum Productions, 1983

    Super size me

  10. Xinmiao Xu says:

    Venom, Directed by Ruben Fleischer, 2018, Marvel
    Fat Head, Directed by Tom Naughton, 2009

  11. sumra says:

    Get Out (2017), directed by Jordan Peele.

    Silence of the Lambs (1991). Directed by Jonathan Demme.

  12. Amber says:

    Paranormal Activity; Directed By Oren Peli, Christopher B. Landon, Gregory Plotkin, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, Tod Williams

    Super Size Me (Chose in class Monday); Directed and Produced by Morgan Spurlock
    OR
    Fed Up; Directed by Stephanie Soechtig

  13. Sherin Azad says:

    Michael Jackson. “Thriller.” Michael Jackson, Directed by John Landis, MJJ Productions and Optimum Productions, 1983

    Childs Play (Chucky), Directed by Tom Holland, 1988, United Artists

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