Essay #4: Ideology
Do an ideological reading of ONE film of your choice, excluding the films assigned on the syllabus. Choose a peer-reviewed article (find using JSTOR or EBSCOhost) that discusses the film within the framework of an ideological analysis (Note: You may only use the reading from week 11 if it falls within the parameters of this chapter, i.e. a film made between 1960s-1970s). Summarize the articles argument. Do you agree or disagree with the author? What is your reading of the ideology present in the film? Compare/contrast your reading with that of the author. You can consider multiple ideologies within the film and whether they are implicit or explicit.
To access the NYFA library website, go to this link.
(Username: nyfa library, Password: leave blank)
To log into the EBSCO databases, go here
(Username: nyfastudentla, Password: Kurosawa10!) Select all the databases they offer, then begin your search – film title, year, and directors last name should bring up plenty of results.