A Class Assignment For Business Law
Extra Credit Class Assignments
James Pilant’s Business Law Class
Each of these assignments is worth 10 points. Watch the film and then answer the questions attached to the link.
I want you to watch the entire film
Each link is to an online video of the film which is totally free. If you have a service like Netlfix or Hulu and you can get the film there that will be fine.
The question I want you to answer is listed beneath the film.
How much should you write? Okay, look, you’re not twelve. A yes or no response followed by a single sentence will get you nothing. Write it so that if you were another person reading it, you would realize that the author has seen the whole movie and had given serious thought to the questions.
Charles Boyar has two choices in the film, he can marry a rich socialite and live a life of ease or he can pursue a relationship with a woman without independent means and spend the rest of his life trying to make a precarious living as a painter. Which does he choose and why? Now, explain what decision you would make (choose whichever character you wish). How does his decision and your decision stack up against modern economic thought as expressed in the media?
Once upon a time, a well placed woman of wealth and breeding is persuaded by her friends and family to not marry a handsome captain from the navy. Ten years later he is wealthy and her family’s fortune has dissipated.
The captain can now choose younger, prettier women with better social status. Who does he choose? Why do you think he made that choice? Once again, tell me whether or not under current popular romantic ideas, who should he marry and why?
Does beauty allow women to change social class, to move up in the world, so to speak? And if so, what if the woman is plain? Does that make a difference? Can a woman marry up in social class based on ability? Why or why not? Does the story strike you as realistic? Could that really happen? Would you do what they did?
Rebecca is given a place in high society. How does she adapt? Would you have made the same decisions that she made? Do you believe her husband’s story? Why or why not?
Watch the film and answer this question, would it have been better if Higgins had left her in the gutter?
Our hero uses time travel to solve his problems in the past. What is more important to him, love or money? But what of his cyborg love interest, what is most important to her? And remember she isn’t always what you think she is.
(This one is in parts.)
In the film, the Japanese react as a people (as a whole) to the upcoming disaster but are saved by an individual’s sacrifice. Is there a conflict between solidarity of the population and the importance of the individual? Also what if he had acted with the morals of a Wall Street Banker, shouldn’t he happily abandon his country and his friends while cashing in on the underwater salvage of Japanese treasures?
At the time the film was made, there was little really known about the Soviet Union, but you know a lot about capitalism from having lived in the United States. Is capitalism portrayed accurately in the film? Why or why not?
Father Brown, the Detective (1954)
Why isn’t Father Brown exclusively focused on stopping the theft? What are his motives in this movie? Please explain.
Young Mr. Lincoln
What is Lincoln after? Where does his ambition take him? Watch the film and from what Henry Fonda playing Lincoln says about himself and what he wants to do, describe his ethical motivations.
The Mark of Zorro
(This one is silent.)
Why doesn’t our hero remain in Spain? After all, there are many women there and he has plenty of money.
Watch the film and discover from what he says, what his motives are.
Why would anyone want to be a hero? Wouldn’t it be better to be rich? Why or why not?
Take a look at Korean culture through the lens of this film, and tell me the differences between America and Korea when it comes to capitalism?