Daily Archives: November 14, 2020

Any Number Can Win (1963)

Jean Gabin and the handsomest man in cinema, Alain Delon, star in this heist flick set in Cannes. Aging crook Charles (Gabin) gets out of prison and immediately begins plotting One Last Job. The proposition: robbing a casino with his former cell mate, the much younger and less experienced Francis (Delon). The plan involves Francis establishing himself as a playboy and dating one of the resort’s floorshow dancers in order to gain access to the backstage area. Half the fun is getting there, but the almost sensually suspenseful denouement is a surprise.

Writing Project

There are two options for the Writing Project

an academic-personal essay (APE) discussing at least one book and one other assigned text AND the theme of The West and the Rest


a personal-academic essay (PAE) addressing your experience with this course.

Both APE and PAE:

Follow the format guidelines: https://analepsis.org/paper-rubric/

Length: 1250 words minimum

Use keywords derived from readings/lectures/films/etc.


2 SCHOLARLY secondary sources minimum.

Explain the discourse of The West and the Rest. Formulate an argument about how your chosen texts specifically contributes to or problematizes the discourse of The West and the Rest.


What, specifically, did you learn from this course? Which particular texts, ideas, passages, images, etc. contributed to your new knowledge? What challenges did you face in studying this semester? What would facilitate your learning experience in the future?