How to train your dragon drama work

In English, class 7 are really enjoying their unit on Film Narrative! It’s great because we have been able to watch the superb film ‘How to train your dragon’ and have analysed lots of clips from the film to learn about different techniques used in creating films such as how camera angles, symbolism, music etc can all add to enhance the telling of a story.

Yesterday, we did some drama to help understand how the different characters were feeling at key moments during the film. Here are some pictures of our fab freeze frames:

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Can you work out which characters they might be? Having worked on our freeze frames – we then looked at ‘stills’ from the film and wrote down what the character might have been thinking and feeling at that moment using emotive language.

Can you guess who is thinking each of these thoughts near the end of the film? (Hiccup, Stoick the Great, Toothless, Astrid, Red Death):

‘I’m so famished – let’s gobble these miniature intruders!’

‘I’m so proud of my son. I’m sorry for underestimating your heart.’

‘I can’t believe this is my son acting so heroically. I shouldn’t have been so hard on him.’

‘I couldn’t live without that angelic boy.’

I’m star struck! Is that really Hiccup?!’

‘I am anxious that Hiccup saved my life and he is now going to sacrifice his own life.’

‘Oh no, come on bud! We have to get away from this ginormous dragon.’

‘The stench of that dragon’s flesh is making me seethe with anger!’

‘I desperately need to save Hiccup – he is my best and only friend.’


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