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Activity 2


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Godless, by Scott Frank, 2017.
Godless, by Scott Frank, 2017.

Jane Got a Gun, by Gavin O’Connor, 2016.
Jane Got a Gun, by Gavin O’Connor, 2016.
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You are in charge of one movie / TV series from the selection.

1
Which ingredients of western movies or references to the Frontier can you identify in the film or TV series poster?

living conditions
violence
representation of nature and female characters


2
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.

Let's talk this out!

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GROUP WORK
MEDIATION

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

3
What are the similarities and differences in the references to the Frontier?

4
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…

▬ 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.

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • 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.)

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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