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Alfonso Cuaron's

ground-breaking space thriller has impressed audiences all over the world.

 

It more than repays closer study.

 

With a running time before credits of only 82 minutes, it is ideal for the classroom.

 

Contents of the Guide

Teaching Guide

 

Student Programme

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

After the First Viewing

3

After the First Viewing

5

Quick Quiz

4

Plot Summary

6

Techniques Checklist

5

Scene-by-scene Commentary

7

Close Reading Task Sheets

7

Close Reading Task Sheet

15

Conflict

9

Conflict

20

Narrative Structure

10

Narrative Structure

21

Narrative Structure 2

12

Narrative Structure 2

23

Metaphors, Symbols and Allegory

14

Metaphors, Symbols and Allegory

26

The 'Hero's Journey'

15

An Alternative Interpretation

27

Characterisation

17

Archetypal Myth: the 'Hero's Journey'

28

Styles of Film-making

20

Characterisation

31

Technical Challenges

21

Themes

36

Design and Costumes

23

Facts Behind the Film

38

Genre

25

Fudging the Physics

39

Useful Quotations

26

Styles of Film-making

41

Behind the Camera

28

Technical Challenges

42

Scene List

29

Design and Costumes

43

Glossary of Film Terms

30

Sound and Music

44

 

 

The Director

45

Write-on Worksheets

 

And the Cinematographer

46

Study Record

2

Genre

47

The Three-Act Structure details

3

Trivia

48

The 'Hero's Journey'

4

Bibliography

49

Scene-by-scene

6

Quiz Answers

49

Appendix: The Three-Act Structure

11

Extras on the CD include articles on the making of the film, the screenplay, background material on the science and a number of shots from the film,

 

 

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