COMM 101  

Writing Assignment # 1, "Behind the Screens"

As with all my in-class writing assignments I welcome your opinions (in fact I expect them) but they must be supported by information from your readings, the lectures or films shown in class. I don't care if you disagree with my point of view or those of the materials presented, but you must specify the information that supports, or is in conflict with, your ideas.

Write a one page paper on the following topic:

You've seen the film “Behind the Screens” and how it depicted the current state of Hollywood movie-making. Describe how the practice of product placement works. Is it "realistic?" Tell me what you think about the use of product placement in films (and television) and what, if anything, should be done about it?


If you did not see the movie in class, see it here.