For Thursday, December 1, please do the following:
(1) Watch Troy (Wolfgang Peterson, 2004), taking notes as you see
fit. In addition to the DVD being reserved at the library, the film is
also streaming on Amazon. Remember as you watch that this movie was conceived in the full fervor of post-Gladiator fever.
(2) Read the second half of Looking at Movies Chapter 5 ("Mise-en-Scene") (pp. 187–210).
(3) Read Monica Cyrino's essay, "Helen of Troy" (2007), a pivotal piece in a scholarly volume specifically conceived in response to the film (one of several such volumes edited by the prolific Martin L. Winkler).
(4) Remember by noon on Thursday to comment on this post with your choice of a sequence from Troy to view in class.