Some of you will be familiar with the Steve Glover's brilliant site dolanguages.com which has support materials for all the A-level languages films and books. Each unit he writes for films features a choice of resources you can purchase. These include:
- Comprehensive questions on each scene
- Contextualised grammar exercises
- Questions on technique for film analysis
- Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
- An essay planning guide
- An essay plan and sample essay
- Analysis of individual scenes
- Gapped summaries
- Character guides
- A detailed summary of the film with gapped exercises
A new element Steve has recently added to the films section is "storyboards" (i.e. sets of still, hand-drawn stills which summarise the content of the films). If you know about films you'll be aware that directors usually prepare a storyboard to summarise their movie before production starts. Steve has drawn all the pictures himself (talented chap!) and added brief summaries in French. He has made sure to include all the key moments. The example below is a selection of his slides for Au Revoir les enfants by Louis Malle.
I really like these. You can imagine using them in class, perhaps at the revision stage or using pictures at random to generate spontaneous discussion. They also represent a useful scene-by-scene summary for students wishing to review the whole film. Check out his site for more examples.