Battle of Algiers

Battle of Algiers  The Battle of Algiers (Click image to watch movie on Amazon)

Writing Assignment: Essay #1

Due on Blackboard

Film has been a medium for military applications and political propaganda since the American Civil War.   Compare and contrast the visual and cinematic language found in    The Battle of Algiers  by  Gillo  Pontecorvo  to more current manifestations of political film or media. You may use examples from cinema, television, news, and/or the  internet. I recommend  or other similar newscasts.  Analyize  the form and content of these two broadcasts. What is the intention of each one? How do they differ, and how are they similar?

Think about how these visual media evoke a response from their viewers.

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