The Towering Inferno (1974)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972 or 2005)
Dante's Peak (1997)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951 or 2008)
Independence Day (1996)
War of the Worlds (1953 or 2005)
Deep Impact (1998)
The Core (2003)
The Birds (1963)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
The Day After (1983)
Miracle Mile (1988)
Adventure movie conventions:
For homework, please choose one of the adventure films below for the subject of your next mini-essay. In the case of Zorro and Robin Hood, you will find that there are many different versions of these movies/characters. If you wish to choose a different Zorro or Robin Hood, that is okay.
Please type the name of your selected movie and how you plan to watch it (DVD, iTunes, etc) in the comments section below. This homework is worth 1 point.
Please answer these questions about the space opera you watch:
Homework for next Tuesday is to select 3 of the mini-essays I have returned to you, and rewrite them. Use the error code we learned in class to improve your grammar, and answer any additional questions I asked you when I marked your paper.
And download this handout for next lesson!
Questions you should answer in your next 200+ word essay about your science fiction film:
1. What is the sub-genre of this film? Is it mixed with any other genres?
2. What is the movie setting?
3. What hypothetical science/technology makes this movie a sci-fi-fi movie?
4. What is the philosophical view of the movie?
In Friday's lesson we studied science fiction films. This is such a broad genre, so I've included the top 10 films of some of its sub-genres. You must choose a film from on e of the videos below and bring it to watch in our next lesson. If you want to watch a different film, please email me with the title of your movie and I will tell you if it's okay.
Also, if you would like to ask some advice about choosing your sci-fi movie, please email me!