View two movies/documentaries/mini-series about Texas
(Compare/Contrast). Below is a list of acceptable movies that portray
different aspects of Texas during various eras. There are many others;
please obtain my advance approval for films that are not on the list.
The Searchers Two Towns of Jasper
Lonesome Dove Spellbound
The Last Picture Show Remember the Alamo
Lone Star (1996) Longoria Affair
The Alamo (1960) When I Rise
The Alamo (2004) Enron: The Smartest
Come and Take it Day Guys in the Room
Urban Cowboy The Revisionaries
- View two movies and/or documentaries on Texas.
- Write a 3-5 page essay comparing/contrasting them. What do they
convey about Texas? Be specific. Use information from the textbook
that pertains to the subject (For instance: How are race relations,
economics, gender roles, or politics depicted in the book and in the
videos? ). Are the movies accurate in portrayal of events? What new
insights did you gain from the videos?
- Turn in a hard copy to me at the beginning of class on Exam Day.