Complete a short paper discussing the films in the Family Dinner segment of the film schedule:

The 4 Movies are

Waitress (2007) , Mostly Martha (2001) , Eat Drink Man Woman, Volver (by(Pedro Almodóvar)

• Discuss this theme in the films you write about: – (THIS IS YOUR MAIN FOCUS)

– The Crisis of the chef
• How cooking is a response to the crisis the chef faces in life
• How the passion for cooking persists in spite of the crisis
• How the passion for cooking serves as instrumental in overcoming the crisis

Heuristic Questions for each film can supply additional ideas to consider
• Consult the Cast and Credits listings so that you can identify characters by name

Don’t waste time on plot summary
• Don’t’ waste time saying who made the film, who stars in it etc.
• Don’t waste time on an obligatory introductory paragraph or conclusion
• Pay attention to sentence structure, and particularly to punctuation

Graded By:
nteresting/
Very Interesting
Discovers important nuances

Perceives the film-maker’s implicit
perspective on characterizations,
etc.

Understands how the film-maker’s
style and cinematic construction
imparts meaning and a world-view

Articulates a context for the films’
meanings and issues addressed

Submission conveys complexities,
with imagination and creativity
Can articulate nuanced
comparisons of the theme of food
as culture among the films studied

Can articulate nuanced
comparisons of the theme of food
as identity among the films studied

Can articulate nuanced
comparisons of the theme of
historical and social context of
food among the films studied

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