How does The River and ecocriticism reading affect perspective on Wild River film?
Pathetic Fallacy - treating nature or setting as a character's mood or ideas (ex: dark and
stormy night = confusing and scary times for characters)
Racial perspective / ste
To Kill a Mocking Bird (1962)
- there is a fear of male blackness in the white community
Line where Atticus tells Scout about "compromise" (after she is frustrated from first day
at school) reflects the decision to let Boo get away with killing bad guy.
Midterm Review - BRING BLUE BOOK
watch 4 clips (a minute each)
pick 3 and write 3 response essays based on clips
3 components in each : 1) where clip fits into plot narrative, 2) broader sociohistorical
context (setting of film and setting of production)
Birth of a Nation, by Griffith
- first feature length film, ever
- based on 2 novels (by thomas dickson)
point of film: biggest threat to nation is not north / south, but instead black people.
Women - always appeared helpless
Cult of Southern Womanhood -
Gone with the Wind
Scarlet is first generation Irish Immigrant. In a strange way, it is an immigration story.
Margaret Mitchell, wrote Gone with the Wind in 1936. It was written by a woman, a
woman created Scarlett.
Rhet Butler - opportunist = realizes wh
Wild River - Elia Kazan (1960)
starts with doc footage of Tennessee flood w/ interview with man who lost family in river.
(gives film creditability and a realness)
TVA is trying to help the south by creating dames.
They do 3 things:
- flood control
midterm is next friday
he will show 4 brief clips, we pick 3 of them, and then write a brief response essay
in them we will write about:
- talk about significance of clip within larger narrative
- socio-historical context (events in film and c