. Group-Driven Rather than Character Driven Goals

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Communications 150 April 29, 1999 Announcements: There will be two review sessions: Thursday, April 29 from 7 - 8:30 and Friday, April 30 from 1- 2:30. They are both held in 113 Carnegie. The final is Friday, May 7 from 4:40 - 6:30. Lecture Notes: Notes from Do the Right Thing I. Group-Driven Rather than Character Driven Goals The character's goals are very vaguely defined Sal operates a pizza joint and Mookie wants to make money, but we don't really know why they do what they do Spike Lee challenges and complicates stereotypes o He questions the neat definition of black identity
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Unformatted text preview: • At the same time, he also avoids stereotypes II. Single Day/Single Setting • Lee controlled his budget by filming one day and one setting • Search for community • Everyone in the community is from an oppressed class, so they need to bind together III. Violations of Visual Invisibility/Narrative Closure • The film is a conscious construction of reality • A reverse-shot strategy is juxtaposed with a tracking shot • There is no closure to the narrative o No resolution of the fundamental questions that arise from the movie o Evades a happy ending...
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