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Spider-Man

 

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A high interest action/fantasy adventure that brings to life a much-loved comic book super-hero. High quality features make it a rewarding film to study with the difficult 14 16 age group. Highly recommended.

Contents

Teaching Guide

2

Study Programme

 

Suggested teaching plan

3

Introduction

2

Plot Summary and Analysis

5

Plot Analysis

3

Narrative Structure

7

Narrative Structure Task Sheet

4

Examining the Screenplay

10

Film Technique Checklist

6

Developing the Story

13

Close Reading Checklist

7

Motifs

14

Narrative Devices and Approaches

8

Film Styles

15

Close Reading Task Sheets

9

Special Effects

16

Design and Setting

15

Approaches to Scene Analysis

17

Characterisation Checklist

17

Scene by Scene commentary

18

Characterisation Tasks

18

Opening Scenes: Close Reading

32

Themes

19

Close Reading the Text Answers

34

Responding to the Critics

20

Setting Notes

48

Static Image Task

22

Characters and Actors

49

Writing About the film

23

Beginning and Ending

54

Scene List

24

From Comic to Screen

55

Useful Quotations

26

Planning an Answer

56

Complex Make-up of a Movie

29

Writing About the Film: Exemplars

57

Glossary of Film Terms

30

Initial Quiz

58

 

 

Anacrostic Answers

59

Worksheets

 

Cast List and Soundtrack

60

Study Plan

33

Allusions and Jokes

61

Worksheets

34

Interesting Facts about the Production

62

Scene-by-Scene Worksheets

47

Appendix: Narrative Analysis

64

CD Extras: essay samples; pics form film

 

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