Hi gang, hope Easter was a nice break for everyone!
As previously discussed, our session this coming week April 8th, will be canceled. We will discuss together a makeup date which suits everyone, and go from there. You know which chapters in Vince and McCarthy you have due for when we return. And similarly, your primary responsibility from here on out is vocabulary.
I’ve noticed that our time in class is largely spent with me asking “what parts of this exercise would you like to go over” which is usually met with silence, or one or two answers. I want to stress this heavily, please highlight/underline/tattoo the passages or exercises in the packet which were unclear to you, or which you seek more clarification. This is the most important thing we will do with these packets, if not I have no way of knowing what is unclear to you. So please come in with the Vince and McCarthy passages we agreed on by the 15th of April, our next meeting. Hope Easter break was nice for everyone!
In other news, the film club will be meeting on April 15th in Room 105 downstairs, at 5 p.m. The movie I want us to watch will be “Jaws“, Steven Spielberg’s first directorial hit and classic American film. If you watch the movie, come to the club to discuss your opinion on the film, and watch some clips and highlights.
The questions you should be thinking of when you watch the movie are listed below. But please, don’t feel you need to take notes or write anything, this is for your enjoyment and enrichment! Not another assignment.
Discussion points for the film, Jaws:
- What does the shark symbolize?
- How does Steven Spielberg build suspense, and what ways do you find most effective?
- Which characters change the most and how?
- In your opinion, where is “group logic” being used in this film? If you’re not familiar with the term do some digging.
- This is a quintessential American film, in your opinion, why?