Any topic (writer’s choice)
Select a film about a person, event, issue, or idea relevant to the timespan of this course:
Research your subject using primary and secondary sources.
Write an essay that analyzes and evaluates how the portrayal of your subject in that film compares to the historical record of your subject.
Conclude your analysis with an assessment of the films educational valueeven if it is not historically accurate. Be sure to address whether the film challenges your thinkingi.e., whether it provokes you to think in a new way, or helps you to understand something more thoroughly than you did before.
Recommended films for review are:1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Agora (2009), Alexander (2004), Becket (1964), Ben-Hur (1959), Black Death (2010), Braveheart (1995), Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), Caligula (1979), Cleopatra (1963), Destiny (1997), El Cid (1961), Elizabeth (1998), Gates to Paradise (1968), Gladiator (2000), Ironclad (2011), Joan of Arc (1999), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Luther (2003), Mad Love (2001), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), Outlaw King (2018), Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981), Robert the Bruce (2019), Secret Passage (2004), The Advocate (1993), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), The Conclave (2006), The Last King (2016), The Lion in Winter (1968), The Lost Legion (2014), The Physician (2013), The Seventh Seal (1957), The Ten Commandments (1956), Trollsyn (1994), Troy (2004), Vision (2009). Please check with me first if the film you want to analyze is not listed here.
Your essay is to be four (4) to five (5) pages in length, typed in size 12 Times New Roman fonts, and double-spaced.