Commentary on Taiwanese films: The Bride from Hell; Dousan: A Borrowed Life; and Terrorizers.
Write 1000-word detailed comparisons and comments about three Taiwanese films: The Bride from Hell 地獄新娘 (dir. Xin qi, 1965), Dousan: A Borrowed Life 多桑 (dir. Wu Nien-jen, 1994), Terrorizers 恐怖份子 (dir. Edward Yang, 1986). Please write a commentary in which you begin by stating a problematic (thesis) on Taiwan films, then go on to frame Taiwan film/theme(s) you plan to compare, to examine textual evidence in detail to support your argument, to draw on issues raised in class, and to conclude with your creative insights.
Things to Avoid: Cut and paste online sources; No thesis; Impressionist remarks or judgemental/moralizing comments; Generalization or plot summaries; Sticking to just one film; Not directly on our assignments; No textual evidence or analysis
Format: Please consult the latest edition of MLA Style Manual or MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. You may want to visit MLA formatting website at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01 for guidance. Your commentary must be typed, double-spaced with one-inch margin on all four sides of the page. You should proofread your writing carefully, making sure that there are no spelling, grammar, or punctuation mistakes, before uploading it to Canvas. Please upload Word doc. or PDF doc.