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Teaching with Trailers: Hercule Poirot A Haunting in Venice

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 September 2023 > Shine Bright Collège Webpicks

If you're working on detective stories, or scary stories, these two trailers for the new Agatha Christie film A Haunting in Venice would work well in class depending on context.

The first one immediately identifies Poirot and that there is a mystery. If you have already worked on detective stories, pupils could be asked to say what they know about detective stories, Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot, and use it to describe the trailer and make hypotheses at various points.

The second trailer plays much more on the spooky, ghostly elements (skeletons, dark spooky atmosphere, the medium and the séance, the mask, a ghost...) It's only when Poirot appears at 1:27 that pupils might start to recognise that it might be a detective story.

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