Watch Christopher Nolan discuss the narrative structure of his film Memento (2000). I think you’ll especially enjoy his visual representation of the film’s structure. My hope is that this clip will help you understand the difference between story and discourse. After watching the clip, how would you describe the film’s story? How would you describe the film’s discourse?
Another option is to watch the pilot episode (S1 E1; 09/25/14) of Shonda Rhimes’s How to Get Away with Murder, which is available on Netflix and abc.go.com. After watching the episode, how would you describe the show’s story? How would you describe the show’s discourse? Can you think of another example from film, television, or literature that helps you understand the difference between story and discourse? How so? You needn’t limit your comments to answering these questions; they are here just to get you started.
DUE DATE: Sunday, February 19