Triumph of the Will and Politics

ASSIGNMENT 1:

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After watching Triumph of the Will, compose a discussion post that addresses:

– How the film portrays Hitler and his party

– How it glorifies his rule and military strength

– The symbols that are used and the message it sends

After you address the above points, discuss how political leaders are glorified today. What symbols and messages are sent? Provide a specific example, and try to find a different example from previous posters (ie. if one person uses Trump as an example, you should use a different one, such as Obama).

ASSIGNMENT 2:

Watch Sergei M. Eisenstein’s The Battleship Potemkin (74 minutes, 1925). The full film is available on YouTube (see link below).

Battleship Potemkin (1925) – Full Movie; English (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Battleship Potemkin (1925) - Full Movie; English

Using specific examples/scenes from the film, compose a response that addresses:

– The techniques used to create the film

– How Eisenstein portrays war

– What message it sends about the Soviet people

– How this film compares to contemporary films about war. For this part of your response, use a specific film as a reference (identify it by director name, title of film, and year). Do contemporary films have similar messages as Battleship Potemkin?

Please note, you must submit this assignment as a Word (doc, docx) file.

Rubric

Battleship Potemkin Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescription of techniques used to create the film

25.0 to >20.0 pts

Excellent

Full description of techniques used to create the film using correct terminology

20.0 to >15.0 pts

Good

Mostly full description of techniques used to create the film

15.0 to >5.0 pts

Minimal

Minimal description of techniques used to create the film

5.0 to >0 pts

Unacceptable

No description of techniques used to create the film

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Discussion Discussion of how Eisenstein portrays war

25.0 to >20.0 pts

Excellent

Full discussion of how Eisenstein portrays war

20.0 to >10.0 pts

Good

Mostly full discussion of how Eisenstein portrays war

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Minimal

Minimal discussion of how Eisenstein portrays war

5.0 to >0 pts

Unacceptable

No discussion of how Eisenstein portrays war

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Discussion of the message the film sends about the Soviet people

25.0 to >20.0 pts

Excellent

Full discussion of the message the film sends about the Soviet people

20.0 to >15.0 pts

Good

Mostly full discussion of the message the film sends about the Soviet people

15.0 to >5.0 pts

Minimal

Minimal discussion of the message the film sends about the Soviet people

5.0 to >0 pts

Unacceptable

No discussion of the message the film sends about the Soviet people

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Discussion of how this film compares to contemporary/recent films about war.Specific film identified by director name, title of film, and year.

25.0 to >20.0 pts

Excellent

Full discussion of how this film compares to contemporary films about war.

20.0 to >10.0 pts

Good

Mostly full discussion of how this film compares to contemporary films about war.

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Minimal

Minimal discussion of how this film compares to contemporary films about war.

5.0 to >0 pts

Unacceptable

No discussion of how this film compares to contemporary films about war.

25.0 pts

 
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