Consensus from your comments on Monday's post: Trying to follow the script too closely just gets in the way of watching a movie. Better to read it ahead of time ... skim-read it enough to get a sense of the story before you watch the movie ...
But you do want to read it, right? You won't be able to write much of a final exam if you don't.
Here's what I want you to think about - and write about - today: What do John Wayne's teeth have to do with anything? How do they relate to the theme(s) of the movie? How do they relate to the themes Sherman Alexie talks about as an author in interviews, etc.?
Hint (or warning): To write about that, you have to decide what the theme - or themes - of the movie are. List a couple. What do you think the main themes are. Exercise your own judgment here. I know what I think they are; I want to know what you think they are.
Post your thoughts as comments to this blog post.