For Thursday (11/16)

For Thursday, review your notes from our discussion of Saturday Night Fever.  Bring any questions into class.

Here’s a list of 11 movies that seem (to me) similar to Saturday Night Fever.  Take a look at the list.  If you’re unfamiliar with any of the movies, take a look at their Wikipedia pages.  Before you come to class, put your name under two movies on the list that you think you might be interested in analyzing a la structuralist poetics.

One fun thing about doing this kind of analysis is that it requires you to first read a movie closely.  This will be the first step in your structuralist analysis.  Here’s a sample of the notes I took on Saturday Night Fever – – before I started thinking about the movie in structuralist terms.  And, here are Emilie’s excellent notes on our class discussion!