English Project – Movie Analysis
In this project the students are invited to develop a critical analysis of a movie.
We are proposing a diversified view of the movie approaching all the Multiple Intelligences of the group and connecting them with interdisciplinary issues.
- Enlarge the possibilities of art interpretation in the students’ repertory.
- Open space for the students to express themselves in their best abilities.
- Sensibilize the students for all the aspects that involve an artistic production.
- Read and clarify all students tasks.
- Watch the movie (not till the very end).
- Take all the necessary notation during the movie.
- Pairs rewatch parts of the movie if necessary and solve the tasks.
- Roundtable showing all the results.
- Publication of written critics.
- Grammar points observed in the students’ production.
– Observe the visual production of the movie, the background, the sceneries, the colors, visual effects, the details on the clothes and places, objects, etc.
– How important or effective are all those points for the quality of the movie and the story?
– What kind of feeling do those visual aspects cause, how do you feel about them?
– Compare two different scenes and show how the visual influences on the mood and the impression the viewer has.
Linguistic – musical
– Analyze the language, difficulty of understanding, accents, rythm, etc.
– Copy some lines of a dialogue and act them out with the same characteristics of the actors.
Interpersonal – Intrapersonal
– Pick up one character and make a total description of his/her psychologically, culturally and emotionally.
– Put yourself in the character’s place and explain why this person acts and thinks that way.
– Explain how you would feel in the character’s situation, how you would behave.
– Pick up a scene that is most emotional or expressive for you and explain the importance and impact of it.
Logical/Mathematical – Kinesthetical
– Analyze the sequence of the story, how logic it is, how convincent,
– How expressive the artists are, how good the direction and the writing were.
– Observe the quality and effectiveness of the visual effects, how they contribute to the sequence and understanding of the story.
– Pick up one scene and explain the difficulty of making it and how it contributed to the movie.