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Genie From Down Under - A Tale of Two Cities

With these activities, students explore some of the techniques for creating mood and atmosphere in filmed narratives. They analyse the theme and the parallel plots running through the episode.…

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Genie From Down Under - Comedy from Screen to Print

Students compare how a comedy scene is portrayed in a tv program with how it is written in the tie-in book then write their own book versions of a tv comedy scenes.…

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Genie From Down Under - Customs

With these activities students explore the use of the pun and stereotypes in Australian television and examine some of the film techniques used in film.…

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Genie From Down Under - Good Cop, Bad Genie

Students explore the use of parody and caricature in comedy, the strategy of running parallel story lines in a narrative and the theme of freedom.…

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Genie From Down Under - It's My Opal

Students explore the use of exposition and the role of a narrator. They analyse the motives behind some film techniques and explore the role of symbols and icons in filmed storytelling.…

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Genie From Down Under - It's Still Magic

Students viewing this last episode in the series discuss the concept of story resolution and the techniques used by filmmakers to build up to a climax in the story.…

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Genie From Down Under - Larceny

Students explore the comedy genre in TV programs. They discuss various forms of comedy, view the episode Larceny and discuss the use of slapstick. They compare comedy shows from three countries.…

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Genie From Down Under - Me, Myself and I

Students explore the notion of identity and the discrepancies between how we see ourselves and how others see us.…

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Genie From Down Under - Nobody's Perfect

This episode provides source material for exploring the notion of parody and the use of stereotypes in portraying young women, particularly English women.…

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Genie From Down Under - Opening Scenes

This lesson introduces students to the different styles authors adopt when writing for television then writing the same story for print media.…

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Genie From Down Under - School Daze

Students discuss how the techniques of exposition, stereotyping, and idiomatic expressions help to tell a story. They write a script for a scene and write a character description.…

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Genie From Down Under - The Eternal Quadrangle

Students explore narrative devices of exposition and narrative knowledge and film techniques used to tell the story in romantic comedies. They discuss the concepts and write a parody of a romance.…

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