FYRE: the Greatest Party that Never Happened.
You have two main tasks, then, in this mini-essay. First of all, you need to present a thoughtful, detailed, and original account of what you view as the film’s strengths, weaknesses, and notable qualities. Second, you need to situate the film in a larger cultural conversation, controversy, or debate. This should be related to the larger question of “the real and the fake,” but should be a more specific facet of that conversation. You should introduce written sources in order to connect the film to larger issues and discussions. You will use two types of written sources: prior reviews of the film(FYRE); and texts offering cultural analysis.
The basic requirements of this mini-essay are:
- In-depth discussion and analysis of “FYRE”. (You may discuss others for comparison.)
- Introduction of at least two written sources: min. one prior review and one other source.
- Minimum of 2 full pages and maximum of 3 full pages, not including Works Cited.
- Correct MLA formatting, including correct citation of films and written sources.
- Thorough proofreading and editing, avoiding all typos.
The assignment will be evaluated primarily on the basis of the following questions:
- How thoughtful, interesting, and original is your your analysis of the film?
- Is your review equally rewarding for readers who have and have not seen the film?
- How well does the review meet the genre expectations of the movie review?
- How successful is the use of sources to situate the film in a cultural conversation?
- Is the writing clear, engaging, and readable throughout?
A final note. All of these films have a great deal written about them recently online. You may use as many of these sources as you wish, within reason because this is a brief assignment. However, please ensure that you cite all sources fully and correctly so as to avoid plagiarism.