Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course DateFilm Project Introduction Over the course of this term I reflected upon several movies but for this paper I will focus on five film reflections. They are Taxi Driver (1958); On the Town by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen; Little Fugitive by Ruth Orkin and Ray Ashley Morris Engel; Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee and Stonewall Uprising by Kate Davis and Heilbroner. The movies relate thematically in the portrayal of urban spaces and architecture. Through the films the viewer can visualize New York City. The representation of the city is both mythical and realistic. Nonetheless the films differ in the way they exhibit the city's architecture and streetscape. Each delves into and envisages the city through diverse ways. The following academic paper explores the relationships that exist between the films urban landscape and architecture. Through the film's aesthetics the filmmakers reveal urbanity University of Liverpool/AHRC. 2008. Johnson Brian C. "Baltimore 2015 Black Lives Matter and the Prescience of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing." Film International 15.1 (2017): 23-36. Little Fugitive. Directed by Morris Engel Ruth Orkin and Ray Ashley Perf. Richie Andrusco Rickie Brewster. Joseph Burstyn 1953. Lynch Kevin. The image of the city. Vol. 11. MIT press 1960. On the Town. Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen Perf. Gabey Chip Ivy Smith Claire Huddesen Ozzie Brunhilde Esterhazy. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1949. Shearer Martha. New York City and the Hollywood Musical. Palgrave Macmillan 2016. Stonewall Uprising. Directed by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner Perf. Paul Bosche Seymour Pine Noah Goldman David Huggins 2010. First Run Features 2010. Taxi Driver. Directed by Martin Scorsese Perf. Travis Bickle Iris Betsy Matthew "Sport" Higgins. Columbia Pictures 1976. Weinreich Martin. "The urban inferno. On the æsthetics of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver." Pov: The Danish Journal of Film Studies 6 (1998): 91-109. [...]
Select 5 of the film reflections you have written over the course of the term. Write an introduction to your film selections that discusses the image(s) of the city that each one presents, how the group relates thematically and how they differ. Make your arguments by drawing on the films themselves and on the course readings. You must include your five reflections -- but you can correct/revise/polish them, if needed. Paper must be utterly precise, and include a thesis, minute markers, a bibliography and, if desired, imagery. To ensure a tight focus, word count must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, including the 5 reflections, but excluding headers, footers, bibliography, and imagery. ** You will lose points for exceeding the word count. Additional guidelines: Course readings: your paper must reference and cite in MLA format at least 3 of the course readings. You may use additional readings of your choice. See Owl/Purdue Formatting Guide for help preparing citations in MLA format.