Let's look at some sharp recent reviews from Grantland:
- Steven Hyden- I love the voice and structure of this review of the worst song of 2013.
- Andy Greenwald Review of Black Sails.
By now you know what medium you will review so today you will spend your time finding yourself a mentor review-particularly in the opening hook-
I have linked for you several quality professional reviewers below. So what is your medium of choice for a review? music, film, television, food, video games, books, theater, etc.
Here are some of my favorite reviewers of Film/TV
A.O. Scott Manohla Dargis Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Roger Ebert- Suntimes AV Club Salon.com TV TV-Andy Greenwald ( Grantland)
Music- Rolling Stone (Brief) Paste Pitchfork AV Club Steven Hyden (Grantland)
Technology- Recode Wired
For Monday: Print out or have saved in Google Folder:
I. Mentor Intro (Copy &Paste) Author- Review of...- Publication
II. Answer: What are you going to review? Why? Prove your ethos in this medium?
III. Watch, listen, or engage that topic of review over and over again. Think about new ways to approach it and have a notebook standing by to catch your ideas.
III. Preliminary outline- to include preliminary opening idea (Wells), articulated support paragraph ideas
III. Actors confirming every tired cliche of action films
A) Actor X- Reluctant hero-Love turns his heart for good
1) Sample of cheesy dialogue
a) "Cassandra I never knew what love was until I looked into your beautiful blue eyes..."
i) Insert sarcasm
This outline reflects sharper observation and an obvious strategy to organize the critique.
For the bragging rights and homework pass...Make a Pulp-o- Mizer for this class. Save the image and send it to me. If it is the best, I'll buy it for class!