After viewing City of Angels, prepare a two-three page reflection that discusses the production values and connection to the ideas we discussed in the Purpose and Meaning of Life Catechism exercise. Your reflection should be based on your observation of the production values, narrative content and our discussion and readings.
Identify the core message of the film. Discuss the ways the film does/does not reflect the catechism. Remember many films will do both – be sure to cite specific moments in the film, dialogue, camera angles, acting, production design, etc… and specifics from the catechism readings.
This assignment is designed to help you develop and integrate the ability to write in an articulate, complex, and clear manner. It should also demonstrate your understanding of how the content and message of a film (including symbolism) address Catholic concerns, whether intentionally or not, your ability to articulate film criticism by considering production techniques, history of production, message and content and a fuller appreciation of a film’s production values by understanding how production techniques contribute to a film’s message through symbolic manipulation of visual elements.
- The paper is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation, and misspelling.
- The paper is to be 2-3 pages in length, excluding the title and references pages.
- Chicago/Turabian style