This is a graphic organizer for students to use while watching films in class. Students take notes on Setting, Costumes, Music, and Mood. It includes brief guiding questions for each category.
It supports student understanding that directors INTERPRET a text when making a film, and that the choices directors make are intentional and affect the larger meaning of the work.
Supports the CC standard RL7: "Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors."
The G-O is set up to compare and contrast two different versions of the same scene.
I usually use when watching 2 different versions of Shakespeare plays, but it would work for any 2 films. It helps my students notice the types of choices they will later be able to make when they rehearse and stage their own scene performance.