As you watch the movie, keep the following in mind:
- identify the three main narrative actors/agents (a la Wright’s “hero,” “society,” “villain”);
- identify the main plot events (i.e. Chatman’s “kernels”) in the narrative (think also of Wright’s sequence of plot events for the Classical and Vengeance Westerns);
- identify the main conflict in the narrative
Write down your notes for each of these and come to class with: a list of the three main narrative actors/agents; a boiled-down action/plot sequence; a very brief explanation of the main conflict.