Explain how the reading and the lecture/lecture notes informed and shaped your understanding of the film and vice versa.
The topic is Soviet cinema.
Please read the assigned reading and watch the assigned screening.
You should address them both in your response.
For the reading, you can write a summary of the reading and point out its key arguments; Or you can compare the readings and write about how they approach the same topic; Or you can identify the key concepts of the readings and discuss how they are related to each other; Or you can argue if you agree or disagree with the author of the reading and why; Or you can write about the questions that the reading raised for you; Or you can write about the place of the readings in the general trajectory of film history; Etc.
For the screening, your responses to the assigned films should not be emotional. You should explain how the assigned screening/s for the week is/are related to that week’s readings. Explain how the reading and the lecture/lecture notes informed and shaped your understanding of the film and vice versa.
You should submit one response each week for both the reading/s and the screening/s. Your weekly response to the reading/s and screening/s (a single post) should be at least 250 words.
Note that you will not be assessed based on your mastery of the readings, but on demonstrating that you have read the reading and you have critically engaged with it.
Your language for this assignment must be FORMAL. You cannot use informal language in your response to this assignment.
(The assigned screening)