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IGCSEShort Film - Symbols
ObjectivesUnderstand symbolism in filmUse evidence to enrich and explain ideasExtract meaning beyond the literal
SymbolDescribe asmany symbolsas you can thinkof in the schoolenvironment.
Viewing         The Most Beautiful Man in the World   Complete this web, identifying Symbol used in the film and          ...
Viewing                  The Man with the Beautiful EyesComplete this web, identifying symbols used in the film and       ...
How do Symbols work in media               texts?Drawing on the definition of symbolism provided, work through the   diffe...
Extension        Two Cars One NightWhat is the significance of the Maori warrior? Whatfeelings, attitudes, values does he ...
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Lp7 symbolism

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Lp7 symbolism

  1. 1. IGCSEShort Film - Symbols
  2. 2. ObjectivesUnderstand symbolism in filmUse evidence to enrich and explain ideasExtract meaning beyond the literal
  3. 3. SymbolDescribe asmany symbolsas you can thinkof in the schoolenvironment.
  4. 4. Viewing The Most Beautiful Man in the World Complete this web, identifying Symbol used in the film and symbols s noting what you think they represent. Pond Beetle Etc. EtcInvestigation Sensuality Omen Ambivalence
  5. 5. Viewing The Man with the Beautiful EyesComplete this web, identifying symbols used in the film and Symbolnoting what you think they represent. s Goldfish Pond Bamboo Etc. EtcColour/vibrancy Life/Death Foreign Exotic
  6. 6. How do Symbols work in media texts?Drawing on the definition of symbolism provided, work through the different modes in the two films.Answer the questions in as much detail as possible.1) a sign, shape or object which is used to represent something else:What is Tarzan a symbol of in The Man with the Beautiful Eyes?2) something that is used to represent a quality or idea:What is the field a symbol of in The Most Beautiful Man in the World?4) An object can be described as a symbol of something else if it seems to represent it because it is connected with it in a lot of people’s minds:What is the ‘fifth of whisky’ a symbol of in The Man with the Beautiful Eyes?
  7. 7. Extension Two Cars One NightWhat is the significance of the Maori warrior? Whatfeelings, attitudes, values does he represent?Is there any symbolic significance to the stationary cars?

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