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  1. Essay 1 and Chocolat Feb 27

  2. Best Picture Unit: What’s left? • Friday, Monday, Tuesday: Chocolat • Wednesday: Assessment • Monday, March 10th: Paper Due • Thursday, March 6th: Work Day in Room 222 • Friday, March 7; Prepare for Best Actor section • Monday, March 10: Begin watching Best Actor film

  3. The Essay • Which movie deserved the 2000 Academy Award for Best Picture? • Gladiator • Erin Brockovich • Chocolat

  4. Requirements • Typed • 600-800 words (RELAX, that’s about 2 pages) • Title Page • Stapled • Error Free • Analysis and Examples • Counter Claim

  5. Title Page Name Date Class Period Title

  6. Think About… • Which movie was done the best? (Not necessarily the one you LIKED the best) • All components: • Music • Camera Angles • Acting • Directing • Script • Impact

  7. Think About… • What makes a movie good? • How do these movies compare to the greatest movies of all time? • Are good movies always popular movies?

  8. Structure? • Make sure your paper has a structure! • An outline will probably help!

  9. POSSIBLE structure • Section 1: Introduction • Hook • Importance • Thesis (Silver Linings Playbook should have won the Academy Award) • Section 2: #1 Reason You Are Right • Topic Sentence • PROOF PROOF PROOF • DETAIL! • Analysis? • Compare/Contrast? • Section 3: #2 Reason You Are Right • Section 4: #3 Reason You Are Right • Section 5: Counter Claim • Some people may disagree and say________. They are wrong because_______________. • Section 6: Conclusion • Sum it Up • Award Recommendation

  10. Chocolat • Warning: Mature

  11. plot • VianneRocher and her young daughter are drifters who are met with skepticism and resistance when they move to a conservative town in rural France and open a chocolate shop during Lent. As Vianne begins to work her magic and help those around her, the townspeople are soon won-over by her exuberance and her delicious chocolates - except for the mayor, who is determined to shut her down. When a group of river drifters visit the town, Vianne teaches the townspeople something about acceptance, and finds love for herself along the way.

  12. Themes • Change • Family • Community • Identity

  13. Family • “The love of family and admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” Charles Kuralt. • Agree or disagree? EXPLAIN with examples.

  14. Change • “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” Arnold Bennett • Do you agree or disagree? Explain. • What will be some drawbacks you will face over the summer as you transition?

  15. Community • “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” Paul Ryan • Does you agree that community influences success? Is it present in your life? Why do you think community is important to success? EXPLAIN

  16. Identity • “When I was growing up, rock and roll helped give me my identity, but I had to search for it.” Trent Reznor. • What has helped give you your identity? Explain and describe in detail.