For Tuesday (11/14)

For Tuesday, be sure to watch Saturday Night Fever (1977) here.  (If you can’t remember the password, email me.)

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.