127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle

127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle
127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle
127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle
127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle
127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle
127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle
127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle
127 HOURS - film analysis - James Franco -Danny Boyle
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127 HOURS

directed by Danny Boyle, starring James Franco
(based on the book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
by Aron Ralston)


1. The DVD: a useful table concerning chapters, minutes, and info about the scenes
2. the plot of the movie: a useful diagram
3. Introducing Aron Ralston I: Preparing the trip to Canyonlands NP, Utah (40 seconds)
Foreshadowing devices: Sonja leaves a message - the tap - the Swiss Army knife
4. Introducing Aron Ralston II: The bike scene
Interesting aspects of this short scene (2.37 min = DVD chapter 2)
5. The flashflood-dream scene:
How a (more or less) realistic event turns out to be just a dream
detailed notes plus a useful diagram concerning the basic structure of the scene
6. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film
7. Negative reviews of this film - link to amazon.com customer reviews plus instructions on how to analyse them (negative aspects, ironic expressions, etc)
useful for a presentation and (lively) discussions
8. The real Aron Ralston: Finding interesting information about him at Wikipedia
questions & answers
9. personal recommendations: a list of fascinating books or films with similar or different survival ordeals, e.g. Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild (made into a film by Sean Penn), Joe Simpson's Touching the Void, - Sarah Murgatroyd's The Dig Tree (Burke & Wills expedition), etc
could be given to students for additional reading, presentations, etc

Total Pages
13 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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