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"stylish, restrained and atmospheric"

 

Brad McGann's 2004 tale of a man returning home and finding more than he bargained for.

 

A great film to teach and study.

 

Contents Page

 

Teaching Guide

 

Study Guide

 

Introduction

3

Plot Analysis

2

Suggested teaching plan

4

Understanding the Film Questions

4

Plot Summary

5

Close Reading Checklists

5

Plot Analysis

6

Narrative Devices and Styles

9

Narrative Structure

7

Analysis of Opening Scenes

10

Motifs and Symbols

10

Design and Setting

11

Text Questions Answer Guide

11

Characterisation Checklist

12

Scene by Scene commentary

13

Characterisation Tasks

13

Close Reading the Language of Film

27

Useful Quotations

14

Scene Analysis: Opening Scenes

28

Cast List

15

Scene Analysis: the Birthday Party

33

Complex Make-up of a Movie

16

Scene Analysis: the Climax

35

Soundtracks

17

Design and Setting Answer Guide

37

Scene List

18

Characterisation Checklist

39

Glossary of Film Terms

20

Character Notes

40

Write-on Worksheets

 

Themes

44

Study Record

23

From the Writer-Director

45

Narrative Structure Exercise

24

Writing, Directing, Editing

47

Motifs and Symbols

25

From Novel to Film

48

Scene Analysis

26

Quiz

50

From Novel to Film

34

Planning and Writing an Essay

52

Scene-by-Scene Work sheets

37

Interesting Facts

55

 

 

Unit outline

56

CD Extras: cast and crew notes, character ID; film styles notes, song lyrics; pics from film

 

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