- Happy ending?
- Twist? change
- for kids ?
- Once upon a time … / They lived happily ever after …
- crows / dark magic / evil queen / fights / armour / knights / to turn into ( se transformer) / powerful / powerless / no blood / breathes her youth in / her escape (sa fuite)
Comment on Snowwhite and the Huntsman.
Find 1 common point / 1 difference between the original story and this new version.
Like in the original version, in this new version the evil queen taklks to her mirror and poisons SnowWhite.
Like In the original version, in this new version the evil queen is jealous she wants to be the most beautiful.
Like In the original version, this new version …
Both stories show the princess escaping NOT TO BE KILLED by the huntsman.
Contrary to the old version , in this one they fight with armies and black magic.
Contrary to the old version , the huntsman has an important role to play.
UNlike the old version, this version is a video / a Hollywood film.
Snowwhite looks like a knight she is not naive like in the old version.
We have access to the feelings of the characters, we hear the story from the evil character.
not to trust / to be careful with
HW – Watch Blitzwolf, 1942.
HW Find similarities & common points between old & new versions.
FAIR > fairy tale / a fairy : fée
to be fair : être juste + bon / beau
Who is the fairest of them all ?
Original stories aimed at whereas Hollywood movies are aimed at teenagers ?
Grimm Brothers to educate young girls > Disney’s versions to entertain kid > Hollywood teenage movies to make money ?
Evil Queen who wants to kill Snowwhite with a poisoned apple. She is jealous because her mirror says Snowwhite is the most beautiful of the kingdom. There are 7 dwarfs in the forest. The hunter must kill SnowWhite and bring her heart to the evil queen to prove SW is dead. But he let her go and he kills a deer instead.
Story elements: Speaking mirror / magical elements / Once upon a time .. / they lived hapilly ever after …
- To give common points :
Like in the original story ….
There is … in this version as well / too.
They are similar because …
This story shows … , so does the original.
To find differences
- to give differences: Whereas : tandis que / But …Contrary to the original story, this drawing shows violence.Unlike the original Red Riding Hood, she looks scary. (a l’air menaçante)This drawing is not for children because it’s very violent.
In this story the LRRH kills / shoots the wolf whereas in the original story the hunter kills it. (le chasseur)
TWISTED FAIRY TALES
3 Little Pigs ?
There is three 3 little pigs who build houses.
One of the houses is made of wood sticks,
the second one is made of straw,
the third is made of bricks.
The wolf blows on the houses
to eat the pigs but the first house
blows away, the second burns up and
only the third resists.
– fight with real weapons, tanks, canons, bombs …
– it takes place during World War 2 Americans are against Germans.
– Wolf is a caricature of Hitler > laughs at Hitler /
exaggeration > German accent / language is fake / Swastika is
actually (en réalité) made of sausages / Pigmania stands for (représente)
Europe / Russia // chimney > hell
– released during World War 2 > in 1942 the Americans entered the war
– in both versions pigs sing / in this version they sing military songs
– don’t show support to eachother / conflicting / making fun of the third
pig just like in the original
– characters are the same
– chimney > hell / Pin Up ‘Esquire’ > typical US magazine
This cartoon was designed to ridicule Nazi Germany so it’s American propaganda.
Story writing / Fairy Tale
Once Upon Time
PART 1 – set the scene : Who ? What ? Where ? When ?
life of lead character / biography ? Physical appearance ?
Family situation ? Moral features ?
List adjectives / translate / create mindmap ( prezi.com)
snowwhite perfect ashamed lame aimless bashful powerful awful selfish original famous agile fragile grumpy dopey ditzy cool bold new stupid deluded
Saturday, April 9th.
Interactive vocabulary quiz.
What’s the French team 1 / English word for team 2 ?
List 5 words.
Watch Enchanted trailer / find 2 common points and 2 differences between this film and traditional fairy tales.
What’s the twist?
What is the effect on the viewer?
HW Grp B Read the text.
3 little pigs vs Blitzwolf
Rap Battle / Adjective ex.
Write the portrait of SnowWhite with a modern twist! Use as many adjectives as you can.
HW adj ex. Read sentences a to g and find an appropriate adjective.
In both stories there’s a wolf.
The pigs fight with weapons whereas in the original story they are powerless.
parody / satire / caricature
They are not in the same world or context as the original story.
Monday, April 11th
TWISTED FAIRY TALES
- write a modern version of a classical fairy tale.
Once upon a time … description of the place / time and main characters. a portrait of your characters ( moral / physical portraits.)
adjectives :tall / small / strong / fat / silly / smart / courageous / sad / poor / skinny / old / young / tiny
Create your mindmap! prezi.com ?
perfect / fragile / agile / sweet / porcelain / sloppy / floppy / dopey / awful / powerful / mean / sparkly / stupid / strong / coolest / single / boldest / weakest / newest / aimless / independent / grumpy / selfish / lame / original / high-pitched / bashful / frozen / better / blond / transcendent / leg
- To write a character’s portrait : use adjectives:
a- fearful / a coward
b-brave / courageous
c- bold / relentlessd
e- selfless / self-sacrificing
f- clever / smart / intelligent g- evil / cruel / mean / wicked / maleficient
- To create suspense: use different tenses!
specific events / actions / precise / dated facts: preterit ( had a cold / ran out) general situations/settings : + ing ( was making / had been living)
flashbacks (had built) had + past participle / had + been + ing
…..:…………. : …………… : …………. : ….>
had build had a cold ran out of sugar walked
was making ……… …………………………>
had been living ……………………………………………………………..>
- To twist a story you can change the point of view (external / internal ) and the tone (funny / ironical)
The True Story of the 3 little pigs
The wolf tells his story / his side of the story / he addresses the readers / he talks to us.
It’s funny but at the same time it makes us think about serious things for example our carnivorous diet.
So we feel sorry for the wolf but we are the same because we like cheeseburguers too!
This text makes fun of the wolf but criticizes us too!
It’s a satire because it uses dark humour and irony.