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Senna

SENNA

A fascinating documentary, told through archival footage, about Ayrton Senna, national idol in Brazil and the most charismatic racing driver Formula One ever produced. 

Niki Lauda described him as 'the best driver who ever lived'.

Ideal for teaming with Rush.

Use it to teach documentary or simply for its merits as a film.

 

You don't have to be a fan of Formula One racing to enjoy Senna, the gripping documentary about the sport's most famous driver, Ayrton Senna.  In fact, you don't have to know anything about car racing at all.  Instead, you simply have to like a great story, one that has all the elements: drama, inspiration, competition, victory, defeat, betrayal and, looming above it all, tragedy.                                                                  Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

 

 

Contents of the guide

 

Teacher's Guide

 

Study Programme

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Studying Documentary

4

Studying Documentary

3

Scene-by-scene Commentary

5

After the First Viewing

3

The Source Material

23

Documentary Films

4

Documentary Techniques

23

The Story of Ayrton Senna

5

Structure

24

The Source Material

6

Text Questions

27

Documentary Techniques

8

Senna at McLaren

29

Structure

9

Character: Senna

30

Text Questions

10

Other Characters

33

Senna at McLaren

11

Techniques 2

34

Characters

12

Role of the Writer

35

Techniques 2

13

Role of the Director

36

Post-production

13

Post-production

37

The Senna/Prost Rivalry

14

Editing

38

Themes

15

What Was Left Out

39

Drama vs Documentary

16

The Senna/Prost Rivalry

41

The Film-makers

17

Themes

42

Scene List

18

Senna Timeline

45

 

 

Drama vs Documentary

46

Worksheets

 

'Rush' and 'Senna'

47

Study Record

2

Looking Further

48

Character Match-up

3

Interesting Facts

49

Timeline

4

Resources

50

Scene-by-scene worksheets

5

Extras include two PowerPoints introducing the study of documentaries, as well as background material on Senna and on Formula One.

 

 

Special Offer:  order the guides to Senna and Rush on CD at the same time and save $20.

 

 

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