Directions: You may watch a historical film and review it for up to 30 extra credit points if you would like! The movie you choose must be relevant to the time period we are studying. After viewing the movie, complete the Film Critique questionnaire for extra credit points.
The questionnaire must be completed in its entirety to receive any credit.
Partial credit will not be awarded to incomplete questionnaires.
The film you select must be approved by the professor if not taken from the pre-approved list.
Pre-approved movies:
*The following films are pre-approved for viewing:
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Cold Mountain (2003)
Gettysburg (1993)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Glory (1989)
Lincoln (2012)
Gods and Generals (2003)
Roots (1977)
The New World (2005)
John Adams (2008)
The Patriot (2000)
Revolution (1985)
The Blue and the Grey (1982)
Ride With the Devil (1999)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
The Alamo (1960)
The Alamo (2004)
Amistad (1997)
One Man’s Hero (1999)
The Buccaner (1958)
Shenandoah (1965)
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
Andersonville (1996)
Free State of Jones (2016)
INSTRUCTIONS: Write your critique following these guidelines and be certain to included everything being asked.
First paragraph:
Name the movie title, director, and main actors in the movie.
Summarize in the plot of the movie
Second Paragraph:
Evaluate the historical accuracy of the film:
What is the film’s bias?
What does it reflect about history that is (to your knowledge) accurate?
Where may have the filmmakers stretched the story?
Third Paragraph:
Review the movie:
What did you like about the film?
What didn’t you like, historical accuracy, acting, directing, etc.?
What was your overall opinion of the film? Provide at least three reasons for that support your opinion.
Fourth Paragraph:
How does the movie tie into the history we have learned in this course?
What can other students learn about the era in question from watching this movie?