Using Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others, analyze the value/use of images depicting war or pain in either Full Metal Jacket (1987, dir. Stanley Kubrick) or Hotel Rwanda (2004, dir. Terry George.)

Choose one of the options below. Cite the class texts to build support for your analysis of the film you have chosen.

1.)    Using Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others, analyze the value/use of images depicting war or pain in either Full Metal Jacket (1987, dir. Stanley Kubrick) or Hotel Rwanda (2004, dir. Terry George.)
2.)    Using Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain, analyze the depiction of torture in V for Vendetta (2005, dir. James McTeigue) or Hard Candy (2006, dir. David Slade).
3.)    Using Stanley Cavell’s The Claim of Reason, analyze the depiction of other-mind skepticism and our relation to the other’s pain in Warm Bodies (2013, dir. Jonathan Levine) or Inglourious Basterds (2009, dir. Quintin Tarantino).