Tuesday, October 31, 2006
The devil Wears Prada - discussion idea
Just come back from watching this film. It would be an interesting film to use with a discussion about choices, image, life style.
- Near the start of the film Andy goes for a job interview and is openly criticised because of what she is wearing and what she looks like. Later on Andy decides to dress like everyone else and all of a sudden, those who were pouring scorn on her start to accept her. During this part of the movie, Nigel takes her to the dressing room and find her some outfits...he flippantly says that it's going to be difficult as she's a size 6...all the clothes will be a size 2 or 4!!!
- As the film progresses Andy gets more and more sucked into her job. It gets to a point where all she does is her job, it takes precedence over everything. There's maybe a clip somewhere around the bit where it's Nate's birthday (her boyfriend) - she misses it because she has to work. Maybe this could be used with a discussion about life's priorities.
- Further on, Andy becomes Miranda's favourite assistant (she gets promoted to number 1 assistant). As part of this she has to tell the Emma (who was number 1 assistant) that she is taking her place...harsh! There are a number of scenes in the film like this where there are difficult choices to make - what would be the right thing to do?
Labels: Video clip ideas
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