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!