“Super-Size Me” Documentary Film Analysis

“Super-Size Me” Documentary Film Analysis

You will write a short (3-4 pages, double spaces, 1” margin, standard 12-point font) analysis paper of one of the films listed below. You should articulate your opinion of the film and also discuss how it fits in with the history and theory. It should be clear from your writing that you have watched the film and are putting it into dialog with the materials. This assignment asks you to apply the theoretical concepts and historical frameworks from materials to a film of your choice. You need to use at least one theoretical chapter and one historical chapter in each of your analyses. Make sure you clearly identify which film you are writing about. You should have a works cited page clarifying which readings you are using in your analysis.

Please consider the following questions: How can you see the film as the creative treatment of actuality? Which models is this documentary? Which mode of the documentary do the qualities of the films most fit into? Explain your choices.

1. Super-Size Me (Spurlock, 2004)

2. Crazy Love (Klores, Stevens, 2007)

3. The Most Dangerous Man in America (Goldsmith, Ehrlich, 2009)

4. Blackfish (Cowperthwaite, 2013)


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