Assignment: Write a 1-2 page review of the movie version of The Great Gatsby. You may use the two example reviews as models for style and format, or you may follow a more formal argumentative essay format. Essays that take a more creative approach, modeling after the example reviews will earn higher scores in organization and language. Essays using a conventional format will score adequately in organization and language.
Speaker: Movie Critic (you)
Audience: Movie enthusiasts who have read Gatsby and viewed the movie.
Purpose: See prompt
Scoring: This review is worth 100 points. The rubric categories are listed below:
25 points – Purpose (The review fully answers the prompt’s question. The opinion is interesting, creative, informative, and complete in its support)
25 points – Support (The review has full, insightful, and creative support for claims made about both the movie and the novel)
25 points – Organization (There is a logical flow to the review from start to finish; creative risks in format which model after the attached reviews will be rewarded)
25 points – Language (Language is creative and correctly employs grammar conventions; creative risks in language will be rewarded. Incorporate playful diction and rhetorical devices if you can.)
Due: ___________________ Essay should be submitted on Turnitin.com
PROMPT: To what extent does Baz Lurman’s The Great Gatsby accurately depict Fitzgerald’s text?
Alternative: If you were absent for the movie in class, and you cannot view the movie on your own, please see Woebel for an alternative prompt.