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Shrek

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The delightful and unexpected fairytale with an ogre as hero is a great film to teach.  All the techniques of live action as well as great scope for extension into genre and humour.

 

Contents

 

Teaching Guide

 

Study Guide

 

Introduction

3

Study Plan

2

Suggested teaching plan

4

Initial Quiz

3

Genre Study: Fairytales

6

Plot Questions

4

Plot Summary

9

Narrative structure

7

Initial Quiz

10

Motifs, Symbols and Allusions

9

Plot Study

11

Film Technique Checklist

10

Narrative Structure

13

Close Reading Task Sheets

12

Scene Analysis

15

Setting

19

Scene by Scene commentary

16

Designing a Film

20

Close Reading the Text

29

Characterisation Tasks

21

Setting

38

Character Questions

22

Characterisation

40

Exploring Genre

23

Motifs, Symbols, Allusions, Design

43

Reviewing Films

24

Themes

44

Comprehension: ‘Animated Animation’

25

Genre Revisited

45

Fun Trivia Quiz

27

The Tech of Shrek

49

Anacrostic

29

Answers to Puzzles and Quizzes

50

Word Search

30

Facts and Gossip

53

Quotations

31

Soundtracks

54

Storyboarding worksheets

34

Cast and Crew

55

Close Analysis worksheet

36

Unit outline

56

Technique Answer Sheets

37

 

 

Subverting the Fairytale worksheet

44

 

 

Scene List

45

 

 

Scene-by-Scene Work sheets

46

 

 

Glossary of Film Terms

54

 

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