I told my students at the beginning of this semester that they should email Claude Levi-Strauss. My suggestion was that they tell him that his theories on mythology were still among the most relevant we could use as we were studying American mainstream movies as a form of mythology. They didn’t take me up on the suggestion, but we are using aspects of structuralism as we explore this contemporary form of mythology. It really makes sense to students to search, for example, for the binary oppositions that seem to make up the tension or problems in the stories. Then, looking for the mediating factors in those binary oppositions helps explain the mythological impact of even the most mundane movie blockbuster. So, hats off and farewell to Claude Levi-Strauss who gave us important and useful tools for understanding all aspects of human life, even something as seemingly irrelevant as a Hollywood movie.