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Choose two films from list, find newspaper/magazine review for each...


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and one interview with its director


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At least two of these four pieces should be from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Newsweek, Time magazine and The New Yorker.

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Choose one director from the films screened in class & write, using your own words, a short biography

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Choose a documentary film or a documentary filmmaker, excluding the ones you've already chosen, compile a bibliography listing at least five relevant entries


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Utilizing the online catalogs of the UCLA or UC Berkeley libraries, compile a 5-item bibliography on survey histories of the documentary cinema Subject: documentary films history and criticism
Choose any of the filmmakers from the course or the Viewing List, excluding those you have chose already, find one scholarly or general interest magazine article that offers a critical assessment of this director’s career.  Photocopy or print out the article


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Using at least two sources write a short description (no more than two paragraphs) about any of the documentary series regularly shown on PBS


Reference Resources

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International Motion Picture Almanac


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