Week 4, Discussion 1
Synthesizing Three Movie Reviews of Jay Roach’s “Bombshell” (2019)
This discussion will help you develop the skills you need to synthesize several sources together. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
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Read any three (3) of the four articles listed below on the movie Bombshell (2019).
Kenneth Turan,Review: Based on the real-life drama at Fox News, ‘Bombshell’ explodes on the screen(Los Angeles Times)
Manohla Dargis, “‘Bombshell’ Review: Blind Ambition and Blond Sedition at Fox News” (The New York Times)
Ann Hornaday, “‘Bombshell’ takes aim at Fox News, and, with Theron and Kidman headlining, hits its target” (Washington Post)
Linda Holmes, ‘Bombshell’ Imitates, But Fails To Enlighten” (NPR)
Review the worksheet on creating a synthesis matrix (North Carolina State University) featured in this week’s Content.
Complete a synthesis matrix for the three articles you’ve read. This includes:
Identifying at least three (3) main ideas or topics covered by the reviews
Identify at least two key issues or questions that are particularly problematic or controversial or striking or worthy of exploring.
These would be issues/questions that can be supported by at least two of the articles.
They may be points on which the critics agree or disagree, issues that weren’t adequately addressed, or ideas that are explored in the reviews .
Explain how these issues are played out in the reviews (1-2 sentences).
What are the critics’ positions on these issues? What was stated/not stated?
What other questions does this issue introduce?
Note that a sample response to this discussion, based on three reviews of Danny Boyle’s _Steve Jobs_, appears in the Content for this week.
Step 6: Post your matrix, your two issues/questions, and your 1-2 sentence analysis.
Answer all questions and provide references. Discussion format instructions attached.
Resources to Review
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