what is america close reading 5 quiz 1
1. Hassenger, Jesse. “His Girl Friday Salutes Journalism and the Amazing Rosalind Russell. (Links to an external site.)” AV 11 December 2015.
2. NA. “His Girl Friday and the Agency of Women Journalists in Hollywood. (Links to an external site.)” The Artifice. n.d.
3. Nava Atlas, “10 Pioneering African-American Women Journalists (Links to an external site.).” Literary Ladies Guide. 4 November 2017.
“His Girl Friday (Links to an external site.)” (hyperlink). It’s 1 hour 31 minutes. It may take you to the IU Library CAS Log-in.Watch the whole movie.
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- â€œHis Girl Friday Salutes Journalism and the Amazing Rosalind Russellâ€
This article concludes with the following observation:
â€œHis Girl Friday [is] one of the snappiest and most purely enjoyable rom-coms ever made. Itâ€™s also a swell screwball tribute to the journalism profession, depicted as a job noble and exciting enough to get a woman in 1940 to choose her career over domestic bliss.â€
Question: Explain whether and why you agree or disagree with this articleâ€™s conclusion that the film portrays journalism as a â€œnoble and excitingâ€ profession? (5 pts) Make reference to a particular scene in the film (and give the time stamp for where in the film it shows up) that supports your answer and explain WHY it does so(5 pts)
2. â€œHis Girl Friday and the Agency of Women Journalists in Hollywoodâ€
Question: Explain whether or not this article suggests that Hildy fulfills the role of a journalistic â€œsob sisterâ€ in this movie. (4 points) Cite evidence from both the article (a quote–3 pts) and the film, like a particular scene with a time-stamp (3 pts), as support for your argument about this tragic event.
3. â€œHis Girl Friday and the Agency of Women Journalists in Hollywoodâ€
Question: Explain why this article suggests that Hollywood studios enjoyed including women journalists as characters in films during this golden age (6 pts). Give textual evidence from the article (a quote–4 pts) that supports your claim.
4. His Girl Friday film
Question: Analyze why the on-screen depiction of a suicide does not warrant the journalistâ€™s attention as part of the larger prison-escape story? [6 pts] Cite evidence from the film, like the reportersâ€™ reactions with a time-stamp, as support for your argument about this tragic event. (4 pts)
5. â€œ10 Pioneering African American Women Journalistsâ€
Question: Explain which one of the journalists featured in the article you think might have told the story from a different perspective to the issues discussed in the film His Girl Friday (murder of a Black policeman, the mayorâ€™s efforts to cater to the African American community for votes in the upcoming election, or African American women and medical care for pregnancy) and why. (5 pts). Include a quote from the article that relates to why you chose that particular journalist. (5 pts)