* Show introduction. Discuss as an introduction. Compare to
our own introductions, relate to biography theme, questions of narrator,
* Use student e-mails to generate discussion.
1) How do we know this is a biography?
2) What kind of biography is it? What kind of story does it tell?
What claim does it make?
3) What is the relationship between the subject Rudy and
a) We see the world as Rudy, through his eyes.
b) Show the stadium scene.
4) What creates this identification/ perspective?
a) Plot and dialogue create sympathy for Rudy (picked on, told
he cant do something, mean brother, friends death).
b) Music (creates in us the feelings experienced by Rudy).
c) Camera angles (we frequently see the world from Rudys physical
5) How does this biography claim to be true and/ or authoritative?
a) Pre- and post-film biographical information ("based on a
true story," etc.).
b) Attention to Notre Dame football history.
c) Show the films conclusion and discuss.
6) What is the purpose of this film biography? Is there any bias?
7) How is this film like or unlike other biographies weve