There are three response papers due during the course. Each one focuses on comparing two or more films. In these papers, discuss your responses to the films and how they fit into the genre. Feel free to focus on a specific aspect of the films. Use the readings as background to inform your commentary.

Response Paper 1 (700-750 words) — Due session 3

Compare your responses to Scarlet Street and either Double Indemnity or The Woman in the Window as examples of film noir.

Response Paper 2 (700-750 words) — Due session 5

Compare your responses to The Lady from Shanghai and either Detour or The Spiral Staircase.

Response Paper 3 (850 words) — Due session 9

Compare your responses to either The Set-up or The Asphalt Jungle, and The Killers and Where the Sidewalk Ends.