Tuesday, February 7
Black and Jewish Americans on Film
Bring to class a one page discussion, following the instructions for these in
Writing Assignments and Grades, in answer to one of the three following questions:
- Jewish identity is seen by some people as an exclusively religious identity and by others as a racial one. Do A Serious Man and Blackklansman address that controversy similarly or do they contrast?
- Some reviewers interpreted A Serious Man as a retelling of the biblical story of Job. Do you agree or disagree?
- Blackkklansman is based on a true story. How does well the inclusion of factual information and real people work in the film?