What does our textbook's author mean that the origins of British documentary actually came from the University of Chicago? (Whaaaaaa?)
In a nutshell, what is John Grierson's philosophy about filmmaking (and society), and how is this exemplified in Night Mail?
What is "The March of Time"? Listen to the episode "Baby Race" (15m) and describe its structure and content: number and types of stories, sounds used, breaks, promotions, etc.
Of all the background information given to you on The River (e.g., backing, aim, dialogue, distribution, relationship to the presidency), what is the most interesting to you, and why?
In the essay "Authoring in Sound," read only the section entitled "An Eccentric and Highly-Opinionated Essay on the History of the Sound Documentary Using Aural Reminiscences." (NOTE: This reading will replace the supplemental one listed on our syllabus.) Now, trace the history of radio documentary from the 1930s-1950s.
Please check your assignment against "Writing about Film and TV" (improperly formatted work will not receive full credit), save it as a PDF, and then upload it to the Google Drive Folder you created for our class. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]