Cinema of New Zealand

Write a 700 to 800-word response that critically reflects on this week’s film and at least one reading from the week. Relate the film and reading and connect them to the broader themes of the course. Your response should demonstrate your understanding of both the film and the reading. Do not simply summarize the film. You must use proper citations for all sources in your response. Below are some questions to serve as prompts for reflection. You do not have to address all of these questions in your response. What are the central arguments made by the films and/or the texts and how do they relate to each other? What social, cultural, political, or historical issues are brought into focus in the films and how? What themes emerge from the films or texts and how do they relate to the broader themes of the class? How do you personally connect to these themes or issues and how do the films and readings help you understand them in new ways? Describe the film language in technical terms and discuss how it frames the film’s main themes.

Film: The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993, 117 minutes) 

Readings: World Cinema, Ch. 8: National formations; Jane Campion’s The Piano, Introduction, Harriet Margolis 

Notes/Lecture: The Piano analysis Writing Asgmt.: Assignment 6 due Friday, Oct. 21 at 11:59 pm

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