Thursday, May 21, 2015
Film as Literature: Dystopian Unit (Part 1)
1. V says that "people should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." How do you feel about this statement? Why do you feel this way?
2. Click here to read an article exploring the popularity of the Guy Fawkes mask. In what ways does the mask reflect its historical origins? In what ways has it taken on new meaning or connotation?
3. Which dystopia do you find more plausible? Defend your position.
4. How do the two films' aesthetics differ? Which film is more successful aesthetically? Defend your position.
5. What does each film say about the writers' and filmmakers' attitude(s) toward the direction of our society? What fears are represented in each film?