There are 2 Tasks in this Assignment.
Task 1: Write an opinion piece (500-600 words) on “Mad Men” and The Waste Land as Modernist Texts.
What are some common modernist themes that exist in both an episode of “Mad Men” and The Waste Land? Use specific examples from the text to support your opinion. Also consider how someone else might see things differently, that is, include some reference to a different interpretation that you don’t support but that others might. For example, might someone else say that these two texts are more postmodernist than modernist?
Task2: Imagine that you are the director of the movie of The Great Gatsby (2013 version). You have decided to add one more scene at the very beginning of the movie immediately following the opening credits. The purpose of the scene will be to clue the audience on whether this is going to be an existentialist, modernist, or postmodernist movie. Explain your ideas about what you would include in this brief opening scene. It should be abundantly clear from what you say how your creative ideas would reflect an existentialist, modernist, or postmodernist approach to this particular movie.
Write a script, jotting down some big ideas that you don’t want to miss. Your script must include at least one visual aid (a graphic, or a slide).
Your script will be for a presentation of about 2-3 minutes in length.
Submit only a script, not a recording. Be imaginative, creative, engaging, and detailed.
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