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  1. 6. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Let’s go to the movies. Which types of movies do you like? CAROL WOLFF
  2. 7. A genre is a ‘type’ of film. Westerns, War films, Thrillers, (Sci-Fi) Science Fiction Romantic Comedies, Family films, Foreign films, Musicals, Comedies, Animation…
  3. 9. Drama
  4. 10. Animation
  5. 11. Family Family Family Family Family
  6. 12. Musical
  7. 13. Mystery Suspense
  8. 14. Science Fiction
  9. 15. Horror
  10. 16. Western
  11. 18. Documentary
  12. 19. Adventure
  13. 20. Foreign Film
  14. 21. Choreography Cameraman Projectionist
  15. 22. sequel Follow up
  16. 23. Adaptation
  17. 24. Drama Animation Family Musical Mystery/Suspense Science Fiction Horror Western COMEDY Action Documentary Adventure Foreign Film
  18. 25. It does not matter what the dialogue in the movie is, as long as the screen shots are exceptional , we will get a great review for our movie.
  19. 26. Movies <ul><li>What about movie ratings? Can you name the 5 different ratings films must be given before they can be shown to the general public? </li></ul><ul><li>U </li></ul><ul><li>PG </li></ul><ul><li>12 </li></ul><ul><li>15 </li></ul><ul><li>18 </li></ul><ul><li>If a movie is given one of these categories, what does it mean is contained within the film? </li></ul>
  20. 27. Movies <ul><li>Should people be allowed, in a democracy, to watch any movie they feel like, regardless of age? What restrictions would you make, if any, were someone to give you the authority… </li></ul>
  21. 28. <ul><li>Movie Review Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Copy these questions in your notebooks and answer in full sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>What is your favourite movie? My favourite movie is…….because…. </li></ul><ul><li>Who plays in this movie? Some of the actors are…. </li></ul><ul><li>What happens in the story? This movie is about …. </li></ul><ul><li>Which film genre does it belong to? It’s a _________ film, because… </li></ul><ul><li>Who is your favourite character in the movie? Why? I really like… because… </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the setting/the background music/sound effects/animation. </li></ul><ul><li>Which scene do you enjoy the most? The best scene in this film is…. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information. I would also like to say... </li></ul>
  22. 29. Assignment 1 Now its your turn to nominate actors, directors and films for the “Oscars” <ul><li>Choose who you would out forward for the best actor/actress, the most impressive special effects, best director, the most memorable scene, best quote and worst film of all time! Discuss this in groups and make a group decision on who and what you will nominate for each category. It must be an unanimous decision within the group. </li></ul>
  23. 30. Assignment 2 We are going to write a movie review. <ul><li>Using some of the vocabulary below write a move review of one of the movies you have seen recently, either on TV or at the cinema. </li></ul><ul><li>Intriguing believable gripping endearing riveting heart-wrenching lively horror real human science-fiction light slow-moving thought-provoking spine-chilling entertaining dark uninteresting moving dull animation effortless unpredictable ironic adapted horrific gory gruelling unbearable fast-moving romantic excellent chic-flick real outstanding breathtaking terrible appropriate inspirational </li></ul>
  24. 31. Assignment 2 We are going to write a movie review. <ul><li>Write a review of your favourite film or book between 100-150 words). Try to use as many as the above adjectives as possible. Here is an outline to help you: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to the film and genre </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Characters and actors </li></ul><ul><li>Good points / Bad points </li></ul><ul><li>The soundtrack (if appropriate or if you know) </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation </li></ul>