Friday, 19 March 2010

Framing practise for dissertation (synopsis and proforma)

Framing practise for dissertation (synopsis and proforma)
We where asked to have some questions prepared for the following seminar just so things can be addressed concerns ect, some thoughts maybe stronger then others, even if you are still worried about the whole process it was best to get it out in the open, I went into the seminar not fully acknowledged about the path I was going to take. I’d thought about the draft quite a lot during the first few weeks before we began and knew the general area in which to take the essay, thinking in small steps are the thoughts I took into the seminar and discussed these with Chris Hunt areas in terms of the course I am studying were the basis of my conversation question one was the ‘effects of films on the real world’ looking into society and change. I explained the unit that is currently being worked on and involves a utopian/dystopian kind of thinking. Chris had liked the idea and so suggested I stick with it, Children of Men (2006) an adaption of the novel published in 1992 was the first region of study as it fits nicely into a questions synopsis (The village 2004 director M Night Shyamalan) was recommended in addition ). Another general area in which to explore was the phenomenon of gated communities, the world today has many issues concerns over land war and peace is evident. So if was take Israel and Palestine for instances the threat of the two regions are in constant disagreement the relationship this has to my school of thought is along the lines of if take the border which separate the countries and think of it as a personification as a barrier between a film and the society that are watching we can notice a association here. The purpose to my essay would be to explore facets that relate modern day films to the phenomenon of gated communities in today’s present world and climate. Films are now becoming more frequently animated including animation large amounts of editing goes on. Where will it end?
A huge amount of emphasis is going into my transcription project at the moment therefore this is the result for the lack of posting regarding my essay and the route that I am taking, however there’s still time to get the essay complete. During the first Lecture session it was interesting to see other student’s dissertation drafts and noticing the problems that occurred in them, as we have been given a strong also weak essay examples I can now relate to them and notice what I have done wrongly in the past, time to really start rectifying my writing as a whole now.

Essay question-In what ways do films reflect the real world?
More research will be added and I’m going to think a lot more about the broad routes I can take also arrange another discussion with Chris Hunt to examine whether the direction of my thoughts are clear enough to follow.
Some of topics covered in our lectures include Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Marxism.

Border wall between Israel and Palestine

Recommended films

Presenting a bleak, harrowing, and yet ultimately hopeful vision of humankind's not-too-distant future, Children of Men is a riveting cautionary tale of potential things to come. Set in the crisis-ravaged future of 2027, and based on the atypical 1993 novel by British mystery writer P.D. James, the anxiety-inducing, action-packed story is set in a dystopian England where humanity has become infertile (the last baby was born in 2009), immigration is a crime, refugees (or "fugees") are caged like animals, and the world has been torn apart by nuclear fallout, rampant terrorism, and political rebellion.
The village (2004)
'The Village' depicts the tale of an isolated town confronting the astonishing truth that lies just outside its borders. At first glance, this village seems picture perfect, but this close-knit community lives with the frightening knowledge that creatures reside in the surrounding woods. The evil and foreboding force is so unnerving that none dare venture beyond the borders of the village and into the woods.

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