If you have any thoughts about what we've discussed so far—the Ebert essays and the opening minute of Star Wars—feel free to comment. In the next class, we'll watch a few more minutes of Star Wars and then I'll show you part of the film that inspired George Lucas's idea for the framework of the story. You should be surprised (unless you're one of those film geeks who already knows this stuff!).
Then we'll see some of those first films that you're to read about in the handouts.
I hope you're enjoying the class and, every day, taking away something new.