Activity 2

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Share your findings with your classmates and learn about other films / TV series.

What are the similarities and differences in the references to the Frontier?

a. How are women portrayed in each and why? How important, or even powerful, do they appear?

b. Imagine what their lives must have been like.

Useful vocabulary: To my mind / In my opinion / If you ask me…
All of these fi lms / TV shows share the same...
Life must have been… for women... Women are represented as…

Jane Got a Gun, by Gavin O’Connor, 2016.
Jane Got a Gun, by Gavin O’Connor, 2016.


  • deadly (adj.)
  • hardboiled / feisty / hostile (adj.)
  • lawless / criminal / illegal (adj.)
  • merciless (adj.)
  • tough /ˈtʌf/ (adj.)
  • warlike / belligerent (adj.)
  • gun / rifle → to bear a gun (exp.)
  • level a gun at someone (exp.)
  • shoot (v.)

▬ Movie / series selection ▬

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, by John Ford, 1962.
  • The Last of the Mohicans, by Michael Mann, 1992.
  • Jane Got a Gun, by Gavin O’Connor, 2016.
  • Godless, by Scott Frank, 2017.
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You are in charge of one movie / TV series from the selection.

Which ingredients of western movies or references to the Frontier can you identify in the film or TV series poster?

living conditions
representation of nature and female characters

Watch the trailer. Search the Internet for information about it. Present it briefly. Which representation of life on the Frontier does it depict?
Useful vocabulary: This film / TV series was released in…
It was directed by… I can identify / see... This evokes… to me.
I This reminds me of… This calls… to mind.

Over to you!

Record the voice-over of a movie trailer

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 1
and / or
Activity 2

Write the entry from a diary in which a female Frontier character describes her daily life and difficulties.

Then record yourself reading it: it will be the voice-over of the next trailer.
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Godless, by Scott Frank, 2017.
Godless, by Scott Frank, 2017.
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