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Tropes in Film

Investigate tropes.  What is a trope?

  1. View a film and review it with the aim of pointing out several tropes.
    • note the broad categories tropes fall into, identify several examples from at least 3 categories.
  2. Write a short story(that one day could be turned into a feature film) based on an idea generated by tvtropes.org Story Idea Generator.
    • Incorporate at least one common trope from the film into your story. There is no need for your story to parallel the film in any other way.
    • Focus/comment somewhere in your story on the theme of global warming.

Survival in Film: Fact or Fiction

Numerous movies have been made about surviving physical ordeals. Sometimes these are biographical accounts of a situation; often they are fictionalized versions of an original story and sometimes they are just pure fiction.

Make a list of movies dealing with physical survival. Are they fact or fiction, or a mixture of both? Decide on at least two you want to see and view them. Does it make any difference to you whether survival stories are based on real events? Why?

Survival in Film

View at least two movies that focus on World War II. List three specific events that deal with survival in a war setting. What survival strategies do these movie characters use? Are there any lessons to be learned from these movies.

Alternatively, view the movie Jaws. How does this movie deal with survival. What other movies have you enjoyed that also deal with the theme of survival?

Film Study

Describe a movie you think is a fairly realistic depiction of your life, or the lives of people your age.

Alternatively, think of some movies that are aimed at your age group and explain how they are not realistic.

Do you have a preference? Do you think movies reflect who we are or who we want to be?