In this class you will learn how the building blocks of the novel are combined to create an outstanding story. Jurassic Park is both a novel and a film. It will serve as our case study to examine how an author builds a story. We will discuss the structure of the story. We will be watching the film in class and analyzing story techniques as we go. Students should have watched the film before coming to class so starting and stopping the DVD will work for everyone.
Date: August 2 – 16, 2015
Time: Sunday afternoon, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Place: UT-Austin Informal Classes
Requirement: Bring $10 to the first class for a package of materials
Week One: We will watch scenes in the film and introduce analytical methods for understanding the author’s story craft.
Week Two: Continuing to watch scenes in Jurassic Park, we will focus on characters
Week Three: Continuing to watch scenes in Jurassic Park, we will focus on plot.