This is a writing assignment I came up with based off the movie "Tim's Vermeer", which is a wonderful documentary about a guy who went to great lengths to prove a theory about how Vermeer painted his works of art.
I use this as a way to help students understand what I expect from them in a paper. The movie is fantastic, though yes, it can get a bit boring. There's, I believe, one or two times he swears, and one of those times it is in writing. They can be muted or fast forwarded.