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Film Industry

INTRODUCTION

Material Completo aqui Film Characteristics(2)

Film Workshop Film Industry

Quiz : how much do you know about it ?

1. The cinema is also called     a- the 7th wonder of the world

b- the 7th art

c- the 7th movie

2. It was invented by               a- the Warner Brothers

b- the Paramount Brothers

c- the Lumière Brothers

3. The first films were                 a- talkies

b- silent films

c- documentaries

4. Which of these film studios is not American ?          a- Fox                           c- Cinecitta

b- Universal                  d- Pixar

Film genres

Write the different words in the correct box:

Actions films – adventure films –-  cartoons – comedies – crime films – dramas – gangster films – historical films – horror films – musicals – science fiction films – thrillers – war films – westerns

1 2 3 4 5 6
13

7

8
14

9

10
15

11

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Cinema-related words

Read the definitions and fill in the blanks with the correct words:

actors – film director  – movie theatre –  screen – producer – stuntmen  – set –

special effects –

The ……………………………. is in charge of the making of the film

When you want to see a new film, you go to a …………………………..

This man finds the financing for a film and supervises its making: the …………………..

The film is projected on the ……………………….

This is the place where the film is shot: the ……………..

They play the characters in a story; they are the …………………….

The …………………………… do all the dangerous actions in a film

They are artificial means to create an illusion in a movie: …………………………………….

FAMOUS  FILM MAKERS – THEIR FILMS – THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: match all of them

Alfred Hitchcock                                  Life is beautiful                         Denmark

Pedro Almodovar                                E.T                                             Spain

Roberto Benigni                                   Breaking the waves                 Poland

Luc Besson                                           The pianist                                America

Lars von Trier                                          The 5th Element                   Italy

Roman Polanski                                   Psycho                                     England

Steven Spielberg                                  Volver                                      France

Find the adjectives corresponding to the countries:                Hitchcock was ………………………..

Almodovar is …………………………..

Benigni is ………………………………..

Besson is …………………………………

Van Trier is ………………………………

Polanski is ………………………………..

Spielberg is ………………………………

Great steps in the history of cinema

The first film by Charlie Chaplin (1921)

The first talkie (1927)

The Warner Bros Company was born (1926)

The first edition of the Cannes Festival (1946)

Complete the following sentences using the correct past form of the verbs given:

shoot – create –  discover – make

Alan Crosland ……………… the first talkie in 1927

The first Charlie Chaplin film was ………………. in 1921

The Warner Brothers ………………………. their company in 1926

People …………………….. the Cannes Festival  in 1946

FILM FESTIVALS and AWARDS AROUND THE WORLD: match them all

Academy Awards                   Berlin, Germany                       Grand Prix of the Jury

Mostra                                     Los Angeles, USA                     The Golden Shell

International Film Festival         Deauville, France                    The Golden Bear

Berlinale                                   San Sebastian, Spain               The Golden Lion

American Film Festival            Venice, Italy                             Oscars

February 5, 2010 at 9:55 am 1 comment

Film Workshop

FILM WORKSHOP

  1. United States Trivia!
  2. Taboo with film-related vocabulary
ACTION      ADVENTURE      ANIMATION      CLASSIC     DOCUMENTARY     FOREIGN FILM DRAMA      HORROR      MAIN CHARACTERS      LINES      REVIEW      THEATER      CINEMA PLOT     ROMANCE     SCIENCE FICTION     MUSICAL     SUSPENSE THRILLER      WESTERN
  1. Act it Out!  Act out common movie-going actions
SEE THE PREVIEWS      READ A MOVIE REVIEW      SIT IN AN AISLE SEAT      WATCH A TRAILER      BUY POPCORN      BUY TICKETS      WATCH THE CREDITS      SIT IN THE FRONT      WAIT IN LINE
  1. Discuss:
    1. What’s your favorite film: describe it.
      1. i.    Here are some other ways to describe films/movies:
  1. Would you rather watch a movie at home or go to a movie theater?
  2. What are the essential parts of a film vs. TV show vs. commercial?
  3. What’s the difference between a film and a TV program?
  4. How many different genres can you name?            What’s your favorite genre?
  5. Watch these clips/commercials and describe the assembly
    1. http://www.lingual.net/lingualproductitems/index.php
      lost in translation
      john west salmon
  6. Act of these scenes from famous movies
    1. http://www.moviescriptsandscreenplays.com/
      1. i.    Pulp Fiction
        1. script: http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Pulp-Fiction.html
        2. video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwusCDRiDwE
        3. ii.    Shrek
          1. script: http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/s/shrek-2-script-transcript.html
          2. video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET2bGCb5MFs
          3. iii.    Friends
            1. script: http://www.livesinabox.com/friends/1004.shtml
            2. video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBjt9QSj_KA
  7. Write (or discuss) a movie review by answering these ?s:
    1. What questions
      1. i.     What is it about? What’s the plot?
      2. ii.     What’s the theme?
      3. iii.     What is the author’s/director’s purpose?
      4. iv.    What genre or classification does it fit?
      5. v.    What is the tone? What is the point of view? What’s the mood?
      6. When and Where questions
        1. i.    When was this done? Or when does the action take place?
        2. ii.    Where was this done? Or where does the action take place?
        3. Who questions
          1. i.    Who wrote it, directed it, or acted in it? What else have they done?
          2. ii.    Who are the main characters?
          3. iii.    Who’s the intended audience?
          4. iv.    Who has said what about this? Why?
        4. How questions
          1. i.    How does it convey its main point, mood, or theme? How did the audience react to it?
          2. ii.     How well does it fulfill its purpose?
        5. Evaluation questions
          1. i.    Did I like this in general? Why?
          2. ii.    Did I agree with the main theme/purpose? Why or why not?
          3. iii.    What specifically did I like/dislike? Why?
          4. iv.    Did the author/actors/director do a good job? Why or why not?
          5. v.    How could it be improved? Why would particular changes help?

final project: write your own screenplay! 15 minute minimum!

IDIOMS!
“a flop” = a bad movie

“Don’t see that movie. It was a real flop. The acting and the special effects were terrible.”


“catch a movie” = watch a movie

“I plan on catching a movie if I get bored over the weekend.”

February 5, 2010 at 9:47 am Leave a comment


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