Woody Allen and Spike Lee on race and community relations May 12, 2016 16:28:58 GMT -5
Post by StevePulaski on May 12, 2016 16:28:58 GMT -5
Get off My Lawn: Race and Community Relations as Shown by Woody Allen and Spike Lee
Foreword: "Get off My Lawn: Race and Community Relations as Shown by Woody Allen and Spike Lee" is my second and final paper, written for my college course cities and cinema in November 2014. It marks a historic paper in my personal writing career, as it is the paper I've done the most research on (working or devoting time to the piece for roughly six hours) and the first I have ever written in an academic style other than the traditional Modern Language Association (MLA) style of formatting. With this paper, it was mandatory I utilized the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), a style adopted largely by non-fiction books and newspapers, where citations for specific quotes are linked at the base of the page of the paper where they were used. In addition, footnotes and endnotes were utilized, making for an occasionally frustrating, but overall, necessary, learning process for myself. As somebody who's structure of review/blog writing would likely be condemned by English professors and scholars, it was a pleasant change of pace to use a method of formatting that was equal parts original and neat.
The paper had several requirements. Besides adhering to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines, it needed to be between eight and ten pages (which, for someone as verbose as me, was no challenge), three film reviews, two peer-reviewed journals, and some kind of demographic data that supported our thesis. It was a lot to take in, and the first week of November, I devoted most of my free time on campus to this paper. I feel it came out pretty well and sits nicely alongside Standing Tall: An examination of verticality in Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" and Spike Jonze's "Her," the first extensive research paper I had back in October on the subject of cinematographical verticality.
This paper has yet to be formally graded, but I will include an update when it is.
Read the full blog here, stevepulaski.blogspot.com/2014/11/get-off-my-lawn-race-and-community.html