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About a Boy

 

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A delicate balance between comedy and drama is maintained in this story of two 'boys' who help each other one to cope with bullying and insecurity, the other to grow up.

 

Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

Contents of Unit

 

Teaching Guide

 

 

Study Guide

 

Introduction

3

Study Record

2

Suggested teaching plan

4

Plot Questions

3

Resources

5

Narrative structure

6

Analysing the Plot

6

Examining the screenplay

8

Narrative Structure

9

Film Technique Checklist

10

Examining the Screenplay

10

Close Reading Task-sheets

13

Approaches to Close Reading

14

Setting

20

Detailed Analysis Opening Scenes

15

Characterisation Checklist

21

Scene by Scene commentary

17

Characterisation Tasks

22

Close Reading the Text

29

Characters and Actors

23

Setting

40

Motifs, Links and Parallels

26

Characters and Actors

42

Adapting the Novel

26

Motifs, Parallels and Links

46

Useful Quotations

30

Themes

47

The Complex Makeup of a Movie

32

Genre

48

Glossary of Film Terms

33

Adapting the Novel

50

Scene List

35

Extension

52

Opening Sequence Work Sheets

37

Quiz

53

Scene-by-Scene Worksheets

39

Quotations Test

55

 

 

Cast and Trivia

57

Extras on CD only

 

Sound Tracks

58

extensive picture gallery

 

Unit Outline

59

 

 

 

 

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