Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Questions about cinema

Last Friday we watched V for Vendetta, a very interesting film which you can borrow from the school library, in case you want to watch it more in detail, you were not able to come to class or you belong to another group.

Now, why not doing this activity so as to practise how to ask and answer questions about films?:


Traditional rhyme for the 5th of November:
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd (or by God's mercy*)
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the Queen!

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night

**** Watch this interview to the main actor, Hugo Weaving. Then, fill in the gaps in the given sentences and answer the last three questions in your own words:

From youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovk4H3_-DUs

1. I think you did a __________ job, you really moved me.
2. I read the _________ and I loved it.
3. Okay, they want me to go over, they must think it's going to ________ out.
4. I wanna know how much your theatrical ______________ helped you with this role.
5. But essentially, as an actor, you are working on the same _________
6. The _____________ really doesn't unmask himself
7. The ideas are more __________ than the man, more important than the individual.
8. She's very, very _____________ I found, I think everyone.
9. She's ___________, really. She´s very intelligent, and I found her very warm.
10. She's extremely ___________ to work with.
11. I hate __________ personally. I'm not interested in them because they're impossible.
12. We need to understand why people do things _________ than just saying, "They are terrorists"
13. ... that government should be ______________ to the people they represent.

Now answer these questions:
14. Did he play the action scenes or were they played by a stunt?
15. Do the actor and the character have the same opinion about buildings and architecture? Give your reasons.
16. According to the actor, what is the main idea in this film?

Key: 1. magnificent 2.script 3.work 4.background 5.base 6.character 7.important 8. easygoing 9.delightful 10.easy 11.heroes 12.rather 13. responsive 14. A stunt does. 15. The actor respects buildings and architecture. The character in the film sees that concrete building as a symbol of the tirany that has destroyed democracy. 16. The central idea of this film is that people shouldn't live in fear, that we shouldn't live in fear. There's a lot of fear in the world today. This is why probably people respond to that element in the film.

**** You can watch the trailer in case you missed the movie:

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