Narrative Structure of 'This is England' and how certain scenes 'mirror' others

This is a great way for A Level Film students to keep track of the structure of This is England. It’s a largely linear film, but it is divided in half when Combo draws a spit-line on the floor, dividing the skinheads.
The first page has all the scenes in two columns, reflecting this split. Students should use coloured pens to colour scnes on each side of the divide which ‘mirror’ each other, such as the two montage scenes, or the scenes when Shaun’s image is transformed, first by Woody and Lol, and later by Combo.
On the second sheet, they record in detail how these paired or mirrored scenes are similar and different.

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Created: May 16, 2019


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