For Tuesday, September 27, please do the following:
(1) Watch Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Chris Columbus, 2010), taking notes as you see
fit. In addition to the DVD being reserved at the library, the film is
also streaming on Amazon.
(2) Read Drew McWeeny's 2010 interview with the film's director and screenwriter, Chris Columbus and Craig Titley (originally posted on hitfix.com). In lieu of serious scholarship on the film, this interview might give you insight into the intentions of the film's creative team.
(3) Read Chapter 3, "Medusa and the Gorgons," of Daniel Ogden's book on Perseus (Routledge, 2008). We've had a chance to discuss Perseus in some detail; this chapter will help us discuss his nemesis.
NOTE: For today's class I'll suspend my usual call for clips. Not only will we have our first analysis presentation, but we'll also be wrapping up Unit 1 with our first quiz. In other words, we'll have plenty on our collective plate today.