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INTO THE WILD

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Sean Penn's controversial 2007 account of the adventures of Chris McCandless provides much of value for classroom discussion.

 

And writer-director Penn uses the whole range of cinematic and editing language, which will make analysis rewarding.

 

 

 

Contents

 

 

 

Teaching Guide

 

Styles of Film-making

7

 

Introduction

3

Film Technique Checklist

9

 

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

Close Reading Task Sheets

11

 

After the First Viewing

5

Setting

15

 

Plot Summary

6

Characterisation Tasks

17

 

Analysing the Plot

7

Themes

18

 

Narrative Structure 2

8

Genre

20

 

Scene-by-scene Commentary

9

Adapting the Book

21

 

Close Reading the Text

23

Timeline

22

 

Scene Analysis: Graduation

32

Responding to the Critics

23

 

Setting

33

Useful Quotations

24

 

Character Notes

36

Cast List and Soundtrack Music

26

 

Genre / Adapting the Book

39

The Complex Makeup of a Movie

27

 

Making the Movie

40

Scene List

28

 

Miscellaneous Notes

42

Glossary of Film Terms

29

 

Quiz Answers

43

Write-on Worksheets

 

 

Unit outline

45

Study Record

32

 

Study Programme

 

Easy Plot Summary

33

 

Introduction

2

Techniques

34

 

After the First Viewing

3

Analysis of Graduation Scene

35

 

Initial Quiz

4

Quotations Quiz

36

 

Analysing the Plot

5

Revision Quiz

37

 

Narrative Structure 2

6

Scene-by-Scene Work sheets

38

 

CD Extras:  a picture gallery of more than 200 shots from the film; plus lists of awards and filming locations, song lyrics, Introduction to Genre, 'What did happen to Chris McCandless?', plus usual film study terms.

 

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