Alan Marshall Bella Edwards Bob Howourth Brian Davis Brenda Cook Carol Chilcott Claude Rimmer David Conn David Glover-Kirk David Parry-Jones David Scott David Talbot faustus group Jack Mundy Jacky Long Joan Clews Joan Goodyear John Vowles Kathy Stewart Kevin Hogan Lizzie Lane Lyn Martin Mary Lansdown Nicholas Selway Peter Sutton Richard Edwards Robert Chapman Robert Tooze Royston Tanner Sarah McGreevy Stephen Canaby This River Winding Tina Kelly Tom Hodson georgeT
notes for teachers 1-2 reading the poem 3 preparing for the film

4 viewing the film 5-6 working with the film 7-8 adaptation 9-11 responses

12-16 poetry workshop 17-18 storyboard workshop KS3 activities

Sessions 5-6 working with the film



session 5:  reading the film part 1

1. Hand out colour copies of the stills from the website. In pairs or threes, pupils should arrange the images into groups and give each of the groups a headingwhich describes the stills they have put together. Examples might be shots of Brenda, settings, shots of the school, shots which represent a specific mood.

2. Look at the poem again with the class and decide which, if any, of the stills can be easily matched to lines of the poem.

3. Discuss with pupils ways in which memory works. Talk about how this might be shown in film. Discuss the notion of flashback.

4. Watch the film again. Discuss the main character, Brenda, and the way in which her character is shown through film language.

5. Discuss the different settings and what they add to our understanding of the main character, Brenda, and her story. Talk about the use of colour and the use of different types of shot to show setting.

Ask pupils to think about why we see:

And why we see them represented as they are in the film.

session 6: reading the film part 2

1. With pupils discuss the sequencing of the material. In The Wrong Flowers, the beginning, middle and end are not in this order; discuss why this could be.

2. Show the film again.

3. Model the deconstruction of the film. Use the links in the table to view images, or use this table (includes links to larger still images) with pupils.

Alternatively, click here to download the table (92KB) in Microsoft Word format. An Adobe Acrobat version (284KB) is also available.

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