VIDEO – First paragraph should include: 1. A couple sentences of descriptive information such as the year of release, main characters, company releasing the video, and the type of video (documentary, dramatic movie, etc.) 2. Next, what is the main theme or focus of the work? 3. Any other information you deem pertinent about the video overall—its impact, appropriateness for review, etc. VIDEO BODY OF REVIEW – Discuss first the video itself, the plot, characters, and conclusion. If the work is thematic, does the movie present the theme well, and with clarity? Does the plot make sense, and if not, why not. If the work is a documentary, what is the reason for its presentation? What are the producers trying to say and do they make their point? Next, relate the work to our class. How does the work fit within the class topics? Does the movie agree or disagree with what you have learned? Has “Hollywood” exaggerated or diminished certain areas of relevance or did they remain true to reality? Last, discuss the style and utility of the work. Was it easy to watch? Easy to understand and follow the plot or did it meander around? Do the characters seem believable or not, and why. Does the work offer anything to viewers? In other words, what is unique about this work?
Who should watch it and why? STYLE should be Times New Roman, 12pt, double spaced, one inch margins, and approximately 750-1000 words (3-4 pages), not including your header. For books, do not include more than 2 quotes, and keep them SHORT. Provide the page number in parenthesis. If you quote from a video, state who makes the comment, and in what context. Do not tell me that the book/video is boring, or conversely, that it is interesting. The point of a review is to provide potential readers of the review with enough information so they can decide if a work is worth buying and reading or watching. Feel free to either criticize or praise, (or both), but make sure your comments are supported.