IT (1927)

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No, not It: The Terror From Beyond Space! or some reference to Cousin It, but Clara Bow’s 1927 romantic comedy that helped popularize the phrase, “the ‘it’ girl.” Today, students will turn in their first assignment, the scene description from One Week, and do a little reflective writing on the project, before moving on to what I hope will be a good discussion of a clip from the Bow film. I’ve created a series of screening questions that I’ll give to and discuss with students before hand, connecting some of them to key passages in The Modern Temper, from which they’ll continue to read. Then, we’ll watch the first part of the film, while students take notes, and we’ll begin to discuss questions of relevance and choice in making analytical observations with the goal of an argumentative essay in mind.

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