PAGE TWENTY NINE What did Max do tothe Wild Things, thathis mother did to him back at home?
PAGE THIRTYWhere do you thinkthat smell is coming from?
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE DIR. SPIKE JONEZ (2009) The film follows the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max, who is angry when his mother, Connie, invites her boyfriend over. After causing onemischievous antic after another, he is sent to his room without supper.Feeling angry and unloved, he thencreates a forest bordering a massive ocean, and sails away to an island inhabited by seven imaginary monsters called the Wild Things, who crown him as their ruler.
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT SIMILARITIES DIFFERENCES THIS FILM IS YOU HAVE READ THEBASED ON THE BOOK AND YOU SYNOPSIS OF THE MOVIE AND CAN SEE FROM THE POSTER IT IS QUITE DIFFERENT TOTHAT THE MONSTERS AND MAX THE BOOK LOOK VERY SIMILAR TO THE ILLUSTRATIONS -- -- WRITE DOWN A LIST OF THE WRITE DOWN A LIST OF ALL ASPECTS YOU THINK WOULDTHE PARTS OF THE BOOK THAT CHANGE AND WHY SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED AND WHY
FILM STUDY Objectives: Engage with and enjoy visual languageUnderstand, respond to and use visual language effectively in a variety of contexts Identify the purposes for which verbal and visual features are used and combined Respond to and discuss meaning, ideas and effects
TECHNIQUES Ve r b a l Visual• Dialogue (digetic) • Shot sizes• Voice over (non • Camera angles digetic) • Editing• Music (non digetic) • Colour• Silence (both) • Costume/Make up• Ambient sound • Mise en Scene (digetic)
CHARACTER1. Who is the main character in the film? How do you know they are the main character?2. Describe the main character, physically and emotionally.3. What sort of person is he? How do you know this?4. Who is the main Wild Thing?5. Describe them in detail.6. How does the Wild thing connect with/relate to Max?
SETTINGWhat is so special about the setting in this film?There are two settings
ESSAY WRITINGHow to write a Year 10 essay (idea)
THEME/IDEA Choose one idea and think… What did the director say about this idea? How did the director show you this was the main idea?What did he want you (the viewer) to think about this idea? How can we prove that this is the main idea?
THEME/IDEADescribe an important theme/s or idea/s from your text.Explain how it is important.Describe a challenge or challenges that a character faces.Explain how the challenge/s helped you understand a keyidea/s.Describe an interesting moment in your text.Explain, with detailed examples, why it was interesting. Key Words!
ESSAY WRITING Essay question comes in two parts and has handy hints (the key words in bold).Part One: DESCRIBE – you need to be able to describe WHAT it is that is on bold on your question, for instance; describe theme/challenge/momentPart Two: EXPLAIN- you need to be able to explain HOW/WHY this made you feel as a viewer, for instance; explain how was it important/how it helped you understand the idea/why it made you think it was interesting
DESCRIBE & EXPLAINIn your paragraphs you need to be able to describe clearly what the questionasks you to and explain convincingly how the director made you dosomething: write your description as if the person reading the essay has NEVERseen the film (this way you will be more detailed) only describe your aspect in full detail, be brief about the plot explain using PROOF from the film format using I. D. E. A. +.
IDEA+I Identify the point you are going to make The main idea in the film Where the Wild Things Are is loneliness.D Describe your point Loneliness was shown in the film when…E Give an example of your point An example of this was the dialogue, when ?? says,…A Analyse what this example did This made the audience think/feel/believe/feel…+ Connect it to either a) another text The audience was made to feel like that again you have studied or b) another aspect of the film in the film when… This was similar to The Outsiders when Pony Boy felt lonely because…
STRUCTURE• Introduction = reword the question into a statement, be sure to use the words that are in BOLD and include the films title (underlined) and the directors name. Name the examples you will use to prove you are right (not the techniques, the moments of the film you will talk about)In the film Where The Wild Things Are, directed bySpike Jonez an important idea was loneliness. Loneliness wasimportant because it…
STRUCTURE• Boby paragraphs = these are the internal essay paragraphs that convince the marker that your opinion about the film is correct. You will need to use your IDEA+ structureOne of the reasons the idea of loneliness was important is because itmade you understand the character Max and what he was feeling.Max felt left out of his family and was angry with his mum when hewas sent to his room. Max felt as though he was alone and no oneunderstood or cared about him. This was shown when…• The + can be about what YOU LEARNT from watching this
CONCLUSION• Conculsion = tell the marker why you believed the idea of loneliness was important in the film and how specific techniques were used to prove it (not the moments in the film).Spike Jonez was clever when he conveyed the idea ofloneliness in the film. He used the techniques…. To showhow important this idea was.