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Walk the Line

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The biopic of Johnny Cash was one of the big hits of 2006.

 

In the words of writer-director
James Mangold: 

"More than anything it is the story of one man's redemption, the story of a man's second chance.

 A man blessed to be visited by an angel in the form of an incredibly great woman."         

 

Contents Page

Teaching Guide

 

Study Programme

 

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Teaching Plan

4

After the First Viewing

3

Resources

5

Initial Quiz

4

After the First Viewing

6

Analysing the Plot

5

Initial Quiz Answers

7

Conflict Task Sheet

7

Plot Summary

8

Film Technique Checklist

8

Analysing the Plot

9

Close Reading Task Sheets

10

Conflicts

11

Design and Setting

14

Scene-by-scene Commentary

12

Costumes

16

Scene Analysis

32

Cinematography

17

Detailed Analysis: Opening Scenes

33

Characterisation

18

Detailed Analysis: the Montage

35

Responding to the Critics

20

Detailed Analysis: Thanksgiving Dinner

36

Useful Quotations

21

Close Reading Answers

38

Soundtracks

23

Design and Setting Answers

46

Cast List

24

Character Notes

48

Complex Make-up of a Movie

25

Themes

54

Scene List

26

Genre

56

Glossary of Film Terms

28

From Real Life to Reel Life

60

Worksheets

 

The Music

62

Study Record

31

From the Director

63

Plot Outline

32

Facts Behind the Legend

65

Scene Analyses

33

Interesting Trivia

67

From Real Life to Reel Life

40

Unit Outline

68

Scene-by-scene Worksheets

42

 

 

 

 

CD Extras:  Photo Gallery; Brief Biography of Johnny Cash; Biopic articles; Film Styles; Family Trees; Select Chronology of Johnny Cash

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