Mr. Met

Mr. Met

Friday, May 15, 2015

Final Exam and Final Project

I have posted the review exercise on the website for your reference.  STUDY STUDY STUDY and enjoy prom!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Packets and Final Project

Only a couple of days left everyone!  Please keep up with the packets.  Citizen Kane and RKO 281 should have been turned in already.  Also, make sure to continue working on your final film projects- the deadline for that assignment is May 20th.

Final exam review is next Friday May 15- it is not too early to start reviewing elements of satire and film techniques. To prepare for this exam you should review all of your class notes on Satire, satirical devices, Catch 22, Slaughterhouse Five and film material.  You should be comfortable with all satire and film related vocabulary and plot elements of the major texts covered this semester.

Let me know if you have any questions


Monday, April 20, 2015

Field Trip

Just a reminder- if you are taking the bus you should be in the SAC first thing on Wed. morning.  We will be leaving promptly at 7:30.  If you are meeting us at the theater you should be there no later then 7:45.

Please bring your AFI packets with you.  If you are bringing snacks make sure they are appropriate and you clean up after yourself.

For those staying behind- you can access the films on the following links & the handouts on the honors handout link

Part 1:

Part 2:

Please email me with any questions AND keep working on your Slaughterhouse Five essays.

FINAL FILM PROJECT- text choices:--- there are synopsis on the link

1. The Body
2. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
3. The Trial
4. Picasso at the Lapin Agile
5. No Exit
6. Einstein's Dreams
7. The Namesake (if you didn't do it for summer reading)
8. Cat's Cradle

*9.  Waiting for Godot (only if you did not read it last semester)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Slaughterhouse Five

Hey all- make sure when you return from break the text is completed.  You should also begin to draft outlines for your SH 5 essay.  The question is posted on the website as is an interview with Heller and Vonnegut from 1992 that you might want to use.  Even if you don't use it, the interview is a great read and shows the relationship that these two men had

email with any questions and enjoy the break!  (let's go mets!)


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Final Catch 22 papers and READING!

Please remember that although you have a major major major major paper due this week that you should still be completing your reading at home!  As usual you should be emailing me or coming in with any questions or concerns you have PRIOR to long term deadlines.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Catch 22 essay

I have adjusted the deadline for the Catch 22 essay once again.  The new deadline for period 3 is Wed. March 25th and the new deadline for periods 2 & 4 is Thursday March 26th.  We will be starting our new book Slaughterhouse Five on March 23rd so please do not leave this essay until the last minute!

I have also added a link on the handouts section of the website that will take you to a group of about 10-15 scholarly articles.  Between these outside sources, the essays in the back of your texts and the articles in your packet you should not have too much trouble connecting the outside source material to your thesis.

Please communicate any concerns you may have


Friday, March 6, 2015

Oh no! Another Snow Day

Ok so we find ourselves in a similar spot-  Please KEEP READING and sending those emails with your questions.

It looks like period 3 will meet on Monday- Make sure you have gotten through page 368!  We will cover this section in full.  (you will need to be done with the book by Friday)

PERIOD 2: Will meet on Tuesday.  Make sure you have gotten through page 368! We will cover that section in full.  (you should finish the book by class on Thurs)

Period 4:  Please stick to our schedule from class.  Make sure you've finished the text by Wed!
(and work on your essay!)

Email me with any questions