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BEND IT LIKE
BECKHAM
Theme
Essay
To identify and describe a key
theme in Bend it Like Beckham
through interpreting the use of
film techniques and explainin...
You will be able to analyse the
way characters, settings and
film techniques help us to
understand a key theme in the
film...
T.R.U.M.P FOCUS
Thinking
Relating to others
Using language,
text & symbols
Managing self
Participating &
contributing
MANA...
You will write a theme essay about
Bend it Like Beckham.
You will be answering this
question:
Identify a key theme in
the ...
1. Identify a key theme
Choose one of these themes to write
about:
• Culture Clash
• Stereotyping & Misunderstanding
• Fri...
2. Explain how visual/verbal techniques
helped you to understand the theme.
a. In each paragraph identify one thing you
un...
VISUAL/VERBAL TECHNIQUES TO
CHOOSE FROM:
VISUAL FILM TECHNIQUES VERBAL FILM TECHNIQUES
• Establishing shot
• Long shot
• M...
ESSAY PLAN
It is important to plan your essay to make sure you get the
structure correct and include enough points and exa...
The following slides contain:
• An example essay plan
• An example body paragraph (annotated)
• And sentence starters/essa...
Example
Essay Plan
INTRO
Paragraph 1 &
Point 1
P – Jess often feels torn between two worlds, the culture of her
family, and the culture of En...
INTRO
Paragraph 2
& Point 2
P – The clash between her parent’s beliefs and Jess’s dreams is a major
source of conflict in ...
Paragraph 3 &
Point 3
P – Jess tries to please both worlds – her parents and Indian
culture, and her football team.
E – Sc...
Example
Body Paragraph
Another way that visual film techniques help us to understand the
theme of culture clash in Bend it Like Beckham is throug...
Sentence
Starters
Structure Template
In the film Bend it Like Beckham (2002), directed by
Gurinder Chadha a key theme is ___________.
A number of visual and ve...
An important scene in the film Bend it Like Beckham that helps us to
understand the theme of ___________ is ________.
In t...
The theme of______________ is also shown in the film Bend it Like
Beckham through the technique of ___________________.
In...
Finally, __________________ helps us to understand the theme of
____________ through ____________.
A scene in the film tha...
__________ is a key idea in Bend it Like Beckham (2002),
directed by Gurinder Chadha. This theme is shown through
________...
Marking
Criteria
FILM ESSAY MARKING CRITERIA
Year 10
ACHIEVED  Show a developing understanding of ideas within and across texts
 Describe...
Alternative
Option
VISA
• For this essay, you do have an
alternative OPTION to a traditional
written essay.
• If you would like, you may do a Verb...
IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you choose the Verbal Illustrated Essay option,
you still must use and apply the same 5 paragraph
and P...
INSTRUCTIONS:
Create a verbal presentation over images that:
• Identifies and describes how at least
3 FILM TECHNIQUES hel...
TOOLS YOU COULD USE…
• When choosing an app or site, ensure that you
can do a voiceover and can add media
(videos/images)
...
SUCCESS CRITERIA CHECKLIST
1. I have clearly identified the use of film
techniques
2. I have clearly explained what inform...
ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE
31
Achieved Merit Excellence
A voice over is
attempted and it shows
some relevance to the
question
Voi...
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Bend it Like Beckham Theme Essay Task

  1. 1. BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Theme Essay
  2. 2. To identify and describe a key theme in Bend it Like Beckham through interpreting the use of film techniques and explaining their effect. LEARNING INTENTION
  3. 3. You will be able to analyse the way characters, settings and film techniques help us to understand a key theme in the film by applying correct essay structure. SUCCESS CRITERIA
  4. 4. T.R.U.M.P FOCUS Thinking Relating to others Using language, text & symbols Managing self Participating & contributing MANAGING SELF: Exercise your self-control by focusing on your work and using time-management skills to ensure you finish… THINKING: Reflect and evaluate: Consider what skills you are learning and how you can put them into practice in order to create a meaningful essay. USING LANGUAGE, TEXT & SYMBOLS: You are working on interpreting how film techniques are used to create meaning AND using your language and structure to demonstrate your own understanding of this.
  5. 5. You will write a theme essay about Bend it Like Beckham. You will be answering this question: Identify a key theme in the text and explain how visual/verbal techniques helped you to understand the theme. Let’s break down this question – what is it asking us to do?
  6. 6. 1. Identify a key theme Choose one of these themes to write about: • Culture Clash • Stereotyping & Misunderstanding • Friendship and Love OR • Parent/child relationships BREAKING DOWN THE ESSAY QUESTION:
  7. 7. 2. Explain how visual/verbal techniques helped you to understand the theme. a. In each paragraph identify one thing you understand about the chosen theme in the film. b. Choose a scene as an example c. Identify at least 2 specific film techniques in that scene describe the effect they create. -> Link this to what we learn about the theme
  8. 8. VISUAL/VERBAL TECHNIQUES TO CHOOSE FROM: VISUAL FILM TECHNIQUES VERBAL FILM TECHNIQUES • Establishing shot • Long shot • Medium shot • Two shot • Close up • Extreme close up • Point-of-view shot • Over-the-shoulder shot • Low angle • High angle • Bird's eye view • Eye level • Panning and tilting • Hand held • Tracking in • Tracking out • Voice over • Diegetic and non diegetic sound • Dialogue • Sound track • Sound effects
  9. 9. ESSAY PLAN It is important to plan your essay to make sure you get the structure correct and include enough points and examples to achieve. Remember the Hamburger Structure: Intro P1 P2 P3 Conclusion And every paragraph needs to follow the P.E.E.L structure. Points, Example, Explain, Link to what we learn/director’s intention.
  10. 10. The following slides contain: • An example essay plan • An example body paragraph (annotated) • And sentence starters/essay writing template -> Use this to help you structure your writing correctly
  11. 11. Example Essay Plan
  12. 12. INTRO Paragraph 1 & Point 1 P – Jess often feels torn between two worlds, the culture of her family, and the culture of English football that she identifies with E – Backyard scene – Wide shot shows Jess kicking football but with Sari’s hanging on line. Costume (Saris vs. track pants) E – This visually demonstrates her struggle between her cultural and family expectations and what she wants to do L – The director wants us to understand that for Jess, her family culture has almost become an obstacle to her dreams. But she is committed to overcoming it. . – There are three key film techniques that help me to understand the theme of…Culture Clash.
  13. 13. INTRO Paragraph 2 & Point 2 P – The clash between her parent’s beliefs and Jess’s dreams is a major source of conflict in their house E – Scene where Jess is arguing with her parents about playing football in the living room. Camera shots – Low angle of mother, with Indian God on the wall behind. High angle looking down on Jess. Close ups of angry faces and concern on Jess’s faces. E – Builds tension by making the parents and religion seem powerful and Jess weak in this situation. Close Ups build the sense of conflict and emotion. Cutting between all three people in the argument. The clash of their cultures. L – This is one of the many scenes in the film where Jess disagrees with her parents. The director wants to show that Jess still wants to please her parents, but finds it hard because they don’t understand her desire to play football. This is a key turning point in the plot as Jess – at least temporarily – decides to try and obey her parents. – There are three key film techniques that help me to understand the theme of…Culture Clash.
  14. 14. Paragraph 3 & Point 3 P – Jess tries to please both worlds – her parents and Indian culture, and her football team. E – Scene after the match in the changing rooms where the team are helping Jess change back into her sari, to return to the wedding. WS & Costume. E – Shows Jess in sari, and team mates in soccer clothes. The framing allows us to see the contrast between Jess and her costume (traditional Indian clothes) and her team and the setting the changing room – which shows the other world she is a part of. Football. L – Director wants us to see that despite the clash of Jess’ cultures, she is able to find a way to exist in both worlds. With the support of friends and acceptance of her family, they eventually are able to come to a place of agreement. CONCLUSION
  15. 15. Example Body Paragraph
  16. 16. Another way that visual film techniques help us to understand the theme of culture clash in Bend it Like Beckham is through the camera framing and costume in the locker room scene. This shows us that Jess is trying to live in both worlds. Her parents and Indian culture. In this scene, Jess has just played in the final winning match and is now rushing back to her sister’s wedding. The scene uses a Wide Shot to show Jess’ teammates helping her to change back into her Sari. The framing of the Wide Shot allows us to see the contrast between Jess and her costume which is a traditional Indian Sari. We also see the contrast or clash between the Sari and the football changing room. The two seem quite out of place. They show the contrast of Jess’ two worlds. Through this, the director wants us to see that despite the clash of Jess’ cultures, she is able to find a way to exist in both worlds. With the support of friends and acceptance of her family, they eventually are able to come to a place of agreement. Example Body Paragraph Point Example Explanation Link
  17. 17. Sentence Starters Structure Template
  18. 18. In the film Bend it Like Beckham (2002), directed by Gurinder Chadha a key theme is ___________. A number of visual and verbal film techniques help us to understand this theme. The use of_______, _______, and ________ are used to show us that __________________________________________. ESSAY SENTENCE STARTERS: INTRODUCTION
  19. 19. An important scene in the film Bend it Like Beckham that helps us to understand the theme of ___________ is ________. In this scene __________________________________ The film technique of _____________ is used to show _____________. The effect of this is to ____________________. The director wanted us to understand____________ about the theme _______________. ESSAY SENTENCE STARTERS: PARAGRAPH 1
  20. 20. The theme of______________ is also shown in the film Bend it Like Beckham through the technique of ___________________. In the scene where ___________________________ the director uses ________ (film technique) to show ________________. The effect of this is_________________. What this shows us about the theme is __________________. The director’s intention through this was to help us to understand_______________. ESSAY SENTENCE STARTERS: PARAGRAPH 2
  21. 21. Finally, __________________ helps us to understand the theme of ____________ through ____________. A scene in the film that shows us this is ______________________. The director uses the film technique of _________________ to show us ________________. The effect this creates is ________________________. What we understand about the theme through this is _______________________. The director’s intention was ______________________________. ESSAY SENTENCE STARTERS: PARAGRAPH 3
  22. 22. __________ is a key idea in Bend it Like Beckham (2002), directed by Gurinder Chadha. This theme is shown through _______________, ______________, and ___________. These film techniques help us to understand _____________________ (summarise your key points and insights). What we learn from this in the film is … ESSAY SENTENCE STARTERS: CONCLUSION
  23. 23. Marking Criteria
  24. 24. FILM ESSAY MARKING CRITERIA Year 10 ACHIEVED  Show a developing understanding of ideas within and across texts  Describes ideas with some detail.  Uses film techniques/codes and conventions  Structures material appropriately according to audience, purpose and text type. MERIT  Show an understanding of ideas within and across texts.  Describes ideas in detail  Uses film techniques/codes and conventions appropriately  Structures material effectively according to audience, purpose and text type. EXCELLENCE  Show a convincing understanding of ideas within, across, and beyond texts (director’s purpose)  Effectively describes and synthesises ideas and uses techniques that are developed and sustained.  Uses film techniques/ codes and conventions accurately and effectively  Uses a controlled and sustained writing style.  Structures material clearly in a way appropriate to audience, purpose and text type.
  25. 25. Alternative Option VISA
  26. 26. • For this essay, you do have an alternative OPTION to a traditional written essay. • If you would like, you may do a Verbal Illustrated Essay. The Key Difference, is just that it is SPOKEN rather than written. VISA: VERBAL ILLUSTRATED ESSAY
  27. 27. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you choose the Verbal Illustrated Essay option, you still must use and apply the same 5 paragraph and P.E.E.L structure or flow. i.e organise your information and thoughts in this way. However, instead of writing it, you are able to record audio of you explaining your points, examples and explanations and include relevant images behind it. It is not an easy option, just a different option
  28. 28. INSTRUCTIONS: Create a verbal presentation over images that: • Identifies and describes how at least 3 FILM TECHNIQUES help us to understand a theme. • Explains what teenagers can learn from this. Here is an example of a VISA by Mrs Rubens where she is answering a character question: https://goo.gl/plbG5E
  29. 29. TOOLS YOU COULD USE… • When choosing an app or site, ensure that you can do a voiceover and can add media (videos/images) Options could include: • iMovie • Educreations • Explain Everything • Book Creator • Keynote
  30. 30. SUCCESS CRITERIA CHECKLIST 1. I have clearly identified the use of film techniques 2. I have clearly explained what information these techniques show a teenager audience about a character 3. I have explained how each of these techniques communicates information about a theme 4. I have linked each technique and what it shows the audience about character and theme to the wider world Applying
  31. 31. ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE 31 Achieved Merit Excellence A voice over is attempted and it shows some relevance to the question Voice over is convincing and portrays character and theme Voice over is effective and portrays character and theme in a confident way Visual and verbal features show some understanding of the text Visual and verbal features show convincing understanding of the text Visual and verbal features show perceptive understanding of the text

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