Today we’ll begin watching the OMM film. A few things about watching film in 10H:
- In my mind, giving class time to a film is a serious (and costly) thing. As a result, I consider it a TEXT we are “reading” and about which we are making meaning.
- Each day’s viewing = One journal entry.
- Even for films based on other books, I encourage you to think of the film as ITS OWN TEXT. That way you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what they did “right” and what they did “badly,” you can take it on its own terms.
I use this particular film to help you assess how well you’re doing with Foster. So far we’ve read about
- biblical resonance
So your journal prompt is the same for each day: What would Foster notice in the film, and how would he interpret it?
I suggest you put on FOSTER glasses while you watch, jot down things you notice and then take 5-10 minutes tonight to formulate some theories about what those things mean and why they’re significant.