Research present information on the following
Guillermo Del Toro (Director)
Fascism and the Spanish civil war (Setting)
Francesco Goya (Artist and Inspiration)
Pan (Character - Mythological creature aka Satyr or Faun)
Write a brief single line description of each of the characters
Carmen (Ofelia's Mum)
Mercedes (House Keeper)
A central idea of the film is that of obedience versus free will, these are tied in with the pressures of war and Ofelia's own coming of age. Each character is in the middle of difficult and dangerous decisions that have consequences on others.
We will review decisions by the following characters
Carmen 0:11:00 - 0:13:00
The Doctor -1:14:00 - 1:21:00
Ofelia 1:40:00 - 1:42:00
You should consider the following;
What is the decision being made?
Do you think the character is making the "right" choice?
What kind of pressure is the character have on them when they made their decision?
Do you believe the character gave in to the pressure or defy it?
Pan's Labyinth can be viewed as a dark fairytale.
It incorporates several fairy tails in its story many are inspired by existing fairytale a of the past.
We will watch several short clips together and you will write a brief description of the tale.
The story of Moanna 0:01:00 - 0:02:38
Ofelia's story for her brother 0:13:22
The Faun 0:21:00
The Fig tree 0:31:32
The Underground Kingdom 1:39:00
Are there any fairytale a that you think inspired these tales?
Are there any other elements which appear to show inspiration from other stories?
Colour can make the viewer experience a range of emotions.
Blue - Green - Gold
Write a short description of the feelings each of the colours conjure up for you. You may choose to research this online.
Consider how each of these colours is used to in the film.
How has Del Toro controlled the colours?
Does he associate particular colours with people or storylines?
Did you notice any colours were specifically associated with any characters?
Did you notice that any colour use changed through the progression of the film?