Thursday, September 2, 2021

ENG 281: Fall 2021 - List of Films Available for Extra Credit Responses and Deadlines

[Dates are the last day I will accept a response for credit. Send them as a word file attachment.]


My Octopus Teacher (Craig Foster, et al: 2020)  9/16/21

Censor (Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021) 9/20/21

Candyman (Nia DeCosta, 2021) 9/21/21

Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2015) 9/22/21

The Matrix (Lily and Lana Wachowski, 1999) 9/23/21

Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016) 9/24/21

Baby Driver (Edgar Wright, 2017) 9/28/21

In the Earth (Ben Wheatley, 2021) 9/29/21

Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995) 9/30/21

Carrie (Brian DePalma, 1976) 9/31/21

Judas and the Black Messiah (Shaka King, 2021) 10/1/21

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974) 10/2/21

Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014) 10/3/21

Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2015) 10/4/21

Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999) 10/5/21

Body Double (Brian De Palma, 1984) 10/6/21

Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006) 10/7/21

The Florida Project (Sean Baker, 2017) 10/8/21

The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993) 10/9/21

The Witch (Robert Eggers, 2015) 10/10/21

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik, 2018) 10/11/21

Tesla (Michael Almereyda, 2020) 10/12/21

The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006) 10/13/21

Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2011) 10/14/21

Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2006) 10/15/21

Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006) 10/16/21

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001) 10/17/21 

Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler, 2013) 10/18/21

Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971) 10/19/21

Breathless (Jean Luc-Godard, 1960) 10/20/21

Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) 10/21/21

Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2002) 10/22/21

The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018) 10/23/21

Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005) 10/24/21

Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Pierce, 1999) 10/25/21

Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughan, 2004) 10/26/21

Titane [Julia Ducournau, 2021] [Releasing 10/1, but not sure when the Cannes Film Festival top award winner will show up in the Bluegrass, so due by 10/27/21] 

Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997) 10/28

The Last Duel [Ridley Scott, 2021] [Releasing 10/15, due by 10/29]

20th Century Women (Mike Mills, 2016) 10/30/21

Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998) 10/31/21

The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) 11/1/21

Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967) 11/2/21

Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000) 11/3/21


Dune (Denis Villeneuve, 2021) [Releasing in theaters 10/22, response due by 11/8)

The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2021) [Releasing in theaters 10/22, due by 11/9]


Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright, 2021) [Releasing in theaters 10/29; due by 11/15]


The Harder They Fall (Jeymes Samuel, 2021) [Releasing in theaters 11/3, due by 11/17]



The Beta Test (Jim Cummings and P.J. McCabe, 2021) [Releasing in theaters 11/5, due by 11/19]

The Eternals (Chloe Zhao, 2021) [Releasing in theaters 11/4; due by 11/20]


House of Gucci (Ridley Scott, 2021) [Releasing in theaters 11/24, due by 12/3]

The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion, 2021) [Releasing in theaters 1/17 and available on 12/1 on Netflix, this will be the last option and it must be submitted by 12/4]



Students doing 5 extra credit responses for final requirement:

Addison Peavely 1 (My Octopus Teacher)

Alexander Giagios 2 (The Matrix; Birdman)

Benjamin Miller

Brandon Ford

Emily Caldwell 1 (Pan's Labyrinth)

Eric Hayes 3 (My Octopus Teacher; Candyman; Censor)

Graceyn Earlywine

Isaac Cothern 2 (Ex Machina; Birdman)

James Parrish

Justin Moya 3 (My Octopus Teacher; Candyman; Baby Driver)

Kaylee Childers

Kristen Fuchs 3 (My Octopus Teacher; Arrival; Little Miss Sunshine)

Madison Weiss 1 (My Octopus Teacher)

Mika Pasqual 5 (My Octopus Teacher; Arrival; Texas Chainsaw Massacre; The Florida Project; Little Miss Sunshine)

Tiffany Madden

Timothy Skidmore 1 (Embrace of the Serpent)

Weston Lamb 1 (Tesla)


Students doing the end-of-the-semester essay:

Dayne Chrisco

Emily James: I will be taking a deeper look at the aspects of film such as the soundtrack, lighting, angles, and editing and how they help their audience feel an emotion towards the characters and how these elements portray the message that the director and writers want to convey. (Approved)

Hannah Holbrook ( movies that center around characters with disabilities and how recently many people who are disabled are speaking out on how actors portray those kind of characters)

Kris Traynor Why Martin Scorsese is wrong about superhero and comic book films not being cinema (Approved)

Samuel McGhee (Comparing films watched in class (such as Get Out, BlacKkKlansman, and The Last Black Man in San Fransisco) to a film not listed, like Django Unchained, and see how the message of racism is depicted and how the film actively combats it - approved)


(Eric Hayes - got a credit for the question option - waiting on response to where I should place it)


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