For Thursday, September 22, please do the following:
(1) Watch Wrath of the Titans
(Jonathan Liebesman, 2012), taking notes as you see
fit. The film is available on reserve at Scribner Library and also streaming on Amazon. Here we have an opportunity, perhaps, to think about franchise development and continuity, both of which have parallels in ancient myth-making (think, for example, of tragic trilogies).
(2) Read the first half of Looking at Movies Chapter 6 ("Cinematography"), pp. 225–59. Our Analysis assignments are drawing near, so it's essential that you cultivate your cinematic literacy and be able to put it to work.
(3) As Barsam and Monaghan remind us in Chapter 1 of Looking at Movies, there are kinds of analysis beyond the formal. So read Stacie Raucci's essay on the marketing of cinematic heroes in early twenty-first century films, a study of how movies speak to and reaffirm common culture.
(4) Remember by noon on Thursday to comment on this post with your choice of a sequence from Wrath to view in class.