Your final exam (an essay final worth 100 points) will be Thursday, Apr. 24, from 2:45-4:45 pm.
As an option, you can write one 20-point essay for the final exam in advance. Your essay (typed and double-spaced, no length limit, and due with the rest of your final exam) will develop a case study of a “successful” Hollywood film. Keeping in mind the traditional definitions of “success” (box office performance; net profit; critical reception; audience reception; lasting/growing reputation of the film) your purpose will be to explain why the film you’ve selected for your case is successful. Proper documentation is required. You need to cite sources of material you’ve researched and incorporated into your essay.