LELE – The Imaginary // Time and Space in Science Fiction
Wednesday, September 24th.
LMA // LELE
1ères September 24th.
The Imaginary > Science Fiction
Utopia: an ideal society.
A place where no one will be poor. No one will commit any crime …
ACTIVITY 1 – Science Fiction Voice Over Trailers.
1- Do you know any of these films? Common points / differences? // 2- How would you sum up the hero’s quest or situation?
- These films all have visual effects.
The main character / protagonist / hero is a man in all 3 films.
They feature an intense / radical / impressive science fiction setting / story.
- Gattaca is about human genetics. People are genetically modified to be perfect.
It seems to take place on another planet. We can notice a chromosome
/ DNA shape on the poster so maybe it’s about genetics.
- Minority Report takes place in a world deprived of / without any crime.
In the world of Minority Report the police uses women in a laboratory
to predict / foresee the future and especially future crimes.
The police can arrest people before they commit their crimes. It prevents them from committing their crimes.
- Star Wars is the story of a young boy who is looking
for his father while the galaxy is at war.
We can see robots, aliens and fluorescent blades.
I guess in star wars we follow the story of a young boy. In Star Wars
the characters all live on a different planet, apart from Ian Solo ( Harrison Ford) they’re all aliens.
2- How would you sum up the hero’s quest or situation?
3- Watch the trailers and note down key words.
Princess / during the civil war / last weapon / destroy all the planets / the evil galactic empire / freedom to the galaxy / Death star / rebel spies / space station / spaceship/ stars / sinister agents / join in the battle
determine / determined by / DNA / drop of blood / a single hair / borrowing / cells / recognize me / servant / betrayed / who you should marry / identity / perfection / society / success /
4- Use these key words and future tense verbs to create your own sci-fi film trailer. Describe the place, the people, the government. Choose between a Utopia or Dystopia. Announce your plot.
5- Read and correct. Record your trailer on my phone recorder.