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1 FEB 10: Prepare for the next unit and consider characteristics that make a movie worthy of an award

2 AWARDS?  Watch movies that were nominated for the same award  Assessment after each movie  Paper after each section: Did the right nominee deserve the award?

3 Assessments  Characterization Quote Scene Explanation  Quote Analysis WHY IS THIS QUOTE IMPORTANT? At least 3 sentence answers! NEW: Relate a quote not from the movie TO the movie

4 Assessments  Themes and genres are TWO different things!!!!  Love, friendship, perseverance, etc…  Comedy, mystery, drama, etc…

5 Academy Awards!  6,000 members of the Academy vote for the best of the previous year  25 categories  Very secretive PricewaterhouseCoo pers = auditors who count votes and keep it secret!

6 Academy Awards History  May 16, 1929  Dinner  Tickets $5  No surprises! The winners had been announced 3 months earlier! (That quickly changed!)  Secrets?  LA Times, 11 pm edition, 1940  1941: sealed envelope system first used today

7 1 st Awards, 1929  Best Actor: Emil Jannings Two movies!  Best Actress: Janet Gaynor Three films!  Best Picture: Wings Only silent film to ever win

8 85 th Awards, 2013  Best Picture: Argo  Daniel Day-Lewis: Lincoln  Jennifer Lawrence: Silver Linings Playbook

9 The Show Must Go On…  1938: massive flooding (1 week)  1968: MLK Jr respect (2 days)  1981: Assassination attempt on Reagan (24 hours)  2003, US invades Iraq the Thursday before Diminished and scaled back..significantly

10 Voting process…  This guy can say it better than me!  wards/about/voting.html

11 1 st Selection  2000 Academy Awards (73 rd )  Best Picture “Chocolat” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” “Erin Brockovich” “Gladiator” “Traffic”

12 The winner…  “Gladiator”  Also, Best Actor, Russell Crowe

13 The Plan  Watch 3 of the movies  Take Assessments (Keep all assessments and tweets!!)  After the third movie, write a paper that analyzes and explains which movie should have won

14 ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!  Released May 5, 2000  “Gladiator Effect”

15 Plot  Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge.

16 Themes?  Leadership  Loyalty  Perseverance  Trust

17 Leadership  “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” –Mahatma Gandhi  Would you prefer your leader to be strong or nice? Explain.  Do you think this quote is true of our current leaders?

18 Loyalty  “What I value most in my friends in loyalty.” David Mamet  Why do you think loyalty is so important?  Is it more important honesty? Why or why not?  What does it mean to be loyal to your friends?

19 Perseverance  Synonyms:  Stamina  Tenacity  Drive  Dedication  Determination  Persistence

20 Perseverance  “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” Newt Gingrich  Do you have perseverance?  Do you think, as a whole, teenagers have perseverance? Explain.  Is it important? Explain!

21 Trust  “Never trust anyone who wants what you’ve got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion” Eubie Blake  Agree? Disagree? Explain!


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