Choose an actor or actress with a major role in a movie from one of the following five “Required Viewing” films from the genres The Western, Crime and Gangster, Horror and Suspense, War, and Anti-War, Drama Films.
Discuss the specific acting demands that the actor faces making a film of this genre.
Now choose a different actor or actress with a major role in a film from a different genre listed above. In what ways do the acting demands on these two actors differ? In what ways are they similar?
You must address material covered in the lectures and required reading material as well as your own observations to make your points. You may also cite material from recommended reading for extra credit, but you are not required to do so. Be specific and thorough in your observations, opinions and arguments. (Do not include long sections devoted to plot details in your paper.The Special Readers and the Instructor have seen these films – more than once! Instead, get directly to the specifics of your arguments.)
Remember — You must cite appropriate portions of both the required reading and the lectures to support the arguments in your papers. Failure to do so will significantly lower your grade.