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activity1.11 Movie Trailers in Focus

 

Visit the Internet Movie Database at www.imdb.com and watch trailers for the following six films, each of which represents a different film genre.

Use the information on the site to fill in the blanks on the 'Movie trailers in focus' worksheet. This will serve as a useful reference when writing your own movie trailer review and will help you identify the main conventions of the six genres.

Your own movie might be a pastiche or take off of one of these genres.

The Matrix

1. Action

The Matrix (1999) Directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/

Can you list three features that identify it as an action movie?

Bowling for Columbine

2. Documentary

Bowling for Columbine (2002) Directed by Michael Moore

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310793/

Can you list three features that identify it as a documentary?

Charlotte

3. Family, Fantasy

Charlotte's Web (2006) Directed by Gary Winick

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413895/

Can you list three features that identify it as a children's film or family/fantasy movie?

The Grudge

4. Horror

The Grudge 2 (2006) Directed by Takashi Shimizu

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1475543321/

Can you list three features that identify it as a horror movie?

Alien

5. Sci-Fi

Alien (1979) Directed by Ridley Scott

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/

Can you list three features that identify it as a science fiction film?

Butch and Sundance

6. Western

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Directed by George Roy Hill

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/

Can you list three features that identify it as a western or cowboy film?

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