In the novel Monster, what did Mr. Sawicki say about the film being shown in class? 

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At the beginning of the novel, there is a flashback to a film workshop at Stuyvesant High School. As the film ends, Mr. Sawicki, the film club mentor, comments that in a juried competition, the ending of the film would have hurt this piece . After he asks the class...

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At the beginning of the novel, there is a flashback to a film workshop at Stuyvesant High School. As the film ends, Mr. Sawicki, the film club mentor, comments that in a juried competition, the ending of the film would have hurt this piece. After he asks the class for any comments, Steve raises his hand and says that he liked the ending. Mr. Sawicki responds by asking if the ending was predictable. He then comments that while making a film, you need to "predict without predicting" (Myers 24). He also says that when you make a film, you must leave an impression on the viewers who act as a kind of jury to your film. Mr. Sawicki then comments that if a film is predictable, the audience will make up their minds about it long before it's over. His comments are significant to the overall context of the novel which is told as a screenplay. Throughout the novel, Myers does not explicitly state whether Steve Harmon is guilty in the crime and leaves the ending open for interpretation. The reader judges for themselves whether or not they believe that Steve was guilty of participating in the crime, which relates to Mr. Sawicki's comments about unpredictable film endings. 

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