Themes
GCSE Films
Recap
• What does
Superman's Tights
Can Produce
Nasty Smells
stand for….?
Answers on postits
This week
What are
they

Todays Aim: Be able to
list ALL the themes and
remember them

Superhero
Themes
What do
they
mean
...
Themes
• Themes are subjects or issues that the film
brings up
• They may or may not be linked explicitly with
the narrati...
• Themes are split
into two
categories –
PUBLIC &
PRIVATE
i.e. things that
happen to and
affect key
characters in the
film...
PRIVATE
• Motivations
• Revenge
• Truth, Justice (and
American way)
• Self-preservation &
sacrifice
• Redemption
• Relatio...
Homework (Monday)
• Bring a list of all Superhero Films you watched
so far including the year they were made,
directors an...
Thursday’s lesson
• Each read at least one area from the book
under the themes section
• Your job is to then teach that ar...
Task
• Using the grid provided, identify the themes
and make sure you discuss the micro and
macro that helped you get ther...
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  1. 1. Themes GCSE Films
  2. 2. Recap • What does Superman's Tights Can Produce Nasty Smells stand for….? Answers on postits
  3. 3. This week What are they Todays Aim: Be able to list ALL the themes and remember them Superhero Themes What do they mean How to recognise Thursdays Aim: To be able to spot the themes in clips and discuss their impact
  4. 4. Themes • Themes are subjects or issues that the film brings up • They may or may not be linked explicitly with the narrative • They are sometimes linked to myths and legends, or sometimes to things happening in society
  5. 5. • Themes are split into two categories – PUBLIC & PRIVATE i.e. things that happen to and affect key characters in the film and things that affect the wider world What do you think they might be?
  6. 6. PRIVATE • Motivations • Revenge • Truth, Justice (and American way) • Self-preservation & sacrifice • Redemption • Relationships • Morals • Choices PUBLIC • Right & wrong • Discrimination • Social Class • Science & technology • Society Task: Come up with an acronym for the two areas (either separate or together) We will vote on the best one and make it official
  7. 7. Homework (Monday) • Bring a list of all Superhero Films you watched so far including the year they were made, directors and key actors We will make a chart on the wall on AG1 • Catch up on any missed half term homework • Buy the book!!!
  8. 8. Thursday’s lesson • Each read at least one area from the book under the themes section • Your job is to then teach that area to the other students • You can use the whiteboard and show clips if you want (YouTube) • You have 25 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to teach
  9. 9. Task • Using the grid provided, identify the themes and make sure you discuss the micro and macro that helped you get there • HW: using another copy of the grid identify 3 more scenes

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