In the News - Snow White Premiere
Leicester Square received a fairytale makeover for the world premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman last night. Stars of the film, including Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, walked down an unconventional green carpet at the Empire, Leicester Square, with the square itself transformed into a woodland wonderland.
In the news
Snow White and the Huntsman premiere
Leicester Square received a fairytale makeover for the world premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman last night. Stars of the film, including Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, walked down an unconventional green carpet at the Empire, Leicester Square, with the square itself transformed into a woodland wonderland. Snow White and the Huntsman twists the traditional Brothers Grimm tale by recasting the traditional damsel in distress as a courageous warrior. The huntsman sent to kill Snow White does not let her flee into the woods but instead becomes her protector and trains her for battle against the evil queen.
This film adaptation is certainly a modern version for a contemporary audience and elements of the story are far removed from the original Snow White myth. Despite this, it remains, in essence, a morality story about vanity and greed.
- Develop vocabulary with the help of another of the Grimms’ classic tales: Snow White and Rose Red.
- Get students adapting popular fairy tales for the modern era with this excellent drama activity.
- What characterises a modern blockbuster film? Explore through a PowerPoint about current trends.
- Unravel the conventions of the fairy tale and disappear into a fantasy land with this colourful introduction.
Further news resources
- Help your pupils understand the features of the front page of a newspaper.
- Get students creating their own news report with this step-by-step guide
- A sociological and media perspective on what makes an event 'newsworthy'.
- Help pupils to write their own TV news broadcast with this handy PowerPoint.
- A scheme of work to help students structure news stories.
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