March 28 2014
A class on repetition in Groundhog Day; a little bit of discussion of Kierkegaard and the idea that repetition is always a step behind. How this plays out in the movie: what comes first before it's repeated. How much is left to elision. How philosophical issues in the movie overlap with technical and narrative demands of film making. Groundhog Day compared to Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, and to the Mr. Magoo version of A Christmas Carol.