Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dystopian Controls in the Movies!!

Thursday's ELA assignments

Complete the questions for the short story, "The Lottery" on looseleaf. Be sure to write in complete sentences. BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENT FULLY, WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE PAPER AND HAND IN TO READING.

Just as the Matrix explores Dystopian Controls, there are many other movies which explore dystopian controls, some even go back to old black and white movies!

See the links below to watch movie clips which explore dystopian controls. Complete the chart using your Reference Handout for Dystopian Controls and Characteristics.

Dystopian Controls in the Movies handout.

Dystopia Controls and Characteristics handout.

Here are the links, just in case there is a problem with Google docs... Sorry they are not in order with the handout.

"I Robot" -

"The Adjustment Bureau" -

"The Truman Show"-

"V for Vendetta" - 

Or try this link... (Same clip)

"Pleasantville" -

"Metropolis" -

* Original Black and white film with English subtitles.
1. Opening credits (00:00-3:16)
2. Shift Change (3:17-5:40)
3. The New Tower of Babel (15:51-17:01) 
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) Information
Metropolis is set in the year 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. This work is one of the earliest examples of a dystopian film. The following three scenes provide an overall glimpse of the dystopian characteristics that are present throughout this film. The first two scenes depict the drudgery of daily work on an assembly line. The third scene shows images of what the director pictures as what the world of the future will look like.

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