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Slumdog Millionaire

 

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When an 18-year old slum kid reaches the final question in a rich quiz show, he is accused of cheating.

The story of his life is the story of how he knows the answers.

A wonderful film about persistence, loyalty and self-belief.

Winner of Best Picture and Best Director Oscars and BAFTAs.

 

Contents of the Guide

 

Teaching Guide

 

Study Programme

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

After the First Viewing

3

After the First Viewing

5

Initial Quiz

4

Initial Quiz Answers

6

Narrative structure

5

Plot Summary

7

Conflict

7

Conflict

8

Film Technique Checklists

8

Narrative Structure

9

Close Reading Task Sheets

10

Scene by Scene commentary

12

Setting and Characters

13

Close Reading the Text

30

Characterisation Checklist

14

Pre-Production

35

Styles of Film-Making

15

Setting

38

Post-Production: Editing

16

Shooting the Film

40

Themes and Genre

18

Styles of Film-Making

41

Useful Quotations and Dialogue

19

Post-production: Editing

42

Cast List

21

Post-production: Music

43

The Complex Makeup of a Movie

22

Character Notes

45

Scene List

23

Themes

48

Glossary of Film Terms

24

Genre

49

Write-on Worksheets

 

Adapting the Book

50

Study Record

27

Interesting Background

51

Plot Outline

28

Intertextual Links

52

Adapting the Novel

30

Interesting Trivia

53

Scene-by-Scene Worksheets

32

Appendix: Time Shifts

54

Appendix:  Time Shifts

43

CD Extras: Cast and crew notes; Genre background; screenplay; awards; editing notes; research answers; nearly 300 shots from the film to illustrate techniques

 

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