. 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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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2008 for the course COMM 150 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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