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THOR

 

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A character-driven superhero film, featuring complex characters, great cinematography and wonderful acting.

 

 

Scope for extension into genre study and other connections such as mythology.

 

 

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

 

Contents

Teacher Guide

 

Student Programme

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Suggested Teaching Plan

4

After the First Viewing

3

After the First Viewing

5

Analysing Narrative Structure

4

Plot Summary

6

Conflict

7

Analysing the Plot Structure

7

Film Technique Checklists

8

The Three-Act Structure

8

Close Reading Task Sheets

10

More on Narrative Structure

10

Design and Setting

13

Conflict

12

Characterisation

17

Scene-by-scene Commentary

13

Post-production: The Music

21

Close Reading

30

Genre: What Sort of Film Is It?

22

Close Analysis: S43 Interrogation and Lies

39

Reading and Responding to Film Criticism

23

Pre-production: Design and Setting

41

Useful Quotations

25

One Story, Three Worlds Answers

44

Cast and Crew

27

Costumes and Props

45

Scene List

29

Characters and Actors

47

Glossary

31

Themes

57

Worksheets

 

Production: Direction and Cinematography

60

Study Record

2

Post-production: The Music

62

Easy Plot Summary

3

Genre

65

Three-Act Structure

5

Extension and Connections

67

Conflict

6

Quiz Answers

68

Film Techniques

7

Word Search Answers

70

Close Analysis: S43

10

Trivia and Other Facts

71

Genre

12

Appendix 1: Narrative Structure

73

Quizzes and Word Search

13

Appendix 2: Names of the Days of the Week

75

Scene-by-scene

17

Appendix 3: Thor's Character Arc

76

Appendix 1: Three-Act Structure

27

Appendix 4: How Thor Subverts the Genre

77

Appendix 2: Days of the Week

28

CD Extras include material on genre, Norse mythology and other issues, extra quizzes, plus an extensive gallery of screenshots and other pictures.

 

 

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