Characterisation in Juno List the characters in the film. You should have a list of at least 6. For each character, write: • One adjective you would use to describe them. • Word(s) another character would use to describe them. • Their most important moment in Juno.
Characterisation in Juno We are learning to: • Explain how characters are developed in the text. • Use visual language terms to discuss aspects of the text. This Week: • Character Study.Essay on Character.
Characterisation in Juno • We learn about characters in texts through things they do, things they say, and things others say about them. • In film texts, visual language features are also used to communicate ideas about characters.
Characterisation in Juno • Character Study: instructions on your worksheet to construct a profile of a character from Juno. • I suggest you choose Juno, Vanessa or Mark, as these characters have the most impact on the narrative of the film. • Complete activities 1-3.
Characterisation in Juno e.g. Juno • Actions: decides to keep the baby without discussing it with anyone else first • Conclusion: she is independent • Adjectives/Phrases: independent • Evidence: decides to keep the baby without discussing it with anyone else first
Characterisation in Juno Essay #1: Character in Juno. • Describe at least ONE character or individual who played an important role in the text(s). • Explain why the character(s) or individual(s) was important in the text(s) as a whole. Discuss visual / oral text features in your response.
Characterisation in Juno • Construct a plan for this essay. You can choose the character you write about. • You should aim to write three paragraphs, about three different visual/oral techniques. • I will check your plans tomorrow; we will write the essay in class on Friday 26th.
Characterisation in Juno Copy the quote and describe the scene: • Juno: “I was looking for, maybe, a thirty-something graphic designer with a cool Asian girlfriend who kicks ass on the bass guitar, but I don't know, I don't wanna get too particular”. • Gerta: “So how far along are you?”Juno: “I'm a junior.” • Vanessa: “Your parents are probably wondering where you are.”Juno: “Nah... I mean, I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?”
Characterisation in Juno Today we are learning to: • Explain the process of characterisation. • Explain how visual features are used to develop characters.
Characterisation in Juno • Visual Feature: tracking camera shot to show Juno moving through the crowds at school. • At first, she must push through; with a pregnant belly, the crowds part for her. • This shows how Juno has changed, and how her peers see her.
Characterisation in Juno • Visual Feature: costume - the red hoodie, matched with the red liquorice noose. • Shows Juno at her lowest emotionally. • Mimed suicide shows…?
Characterisation in Juno • Visual Feature: colour – the grey shades of Autumn. • Adds to the gloomy, low feeling in this scene. • Mirrors a scene later in the film, when Juno is upset and wearing her red hoodie again.
Characterisation in Juno • Visual Feature: close up of the intimacy between Mark and Juno. • The relationship between Mark and Juno… • Oral Feature: dialogue “I want things to be perfect….” • Shows Juno’s frustration at events out of her control.
Characterisation in Juno • Visual Feature: costume both Mark and Vanessa are dressed up. Most importantly, Mark is dressed in a similar style to Vanessa. • This shows Mark’s relationship to Vanessa is strong.
Characterisation in Juno • Visual Feature: costume at this point, Mark and Juno are dressed almost identically. • Is Mark dressing like Juno? Is he dressing like he really wants to, not how Vanessa wants him to? • Shows close relationship between Mark and Juno.