The trailer for the biopic Tolkien is perfect to add to Shine Bright 1re Advanced File 2 “War will not tear us apart” or File 1 “Biopics in Hollywood”. It draws parallels between Tolkien's childhood friendships and love, his experience of World War I and his later heroic fantasy novels The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
Download our teaching guide and worksheet below. Find out more about the film.
Vocabulary and structures
- present perfect, preterite, past perfect
- expressing cause and consequence
- film terms
- human relationships
- Tolkien, The Lord of the Ring
- World War I
- analysing a film trailer
- describing images
- making hypotheses
- making suggestions
- LLCE : Rencontres
- Tronc commun : Fictions et réalités
This document works well in parallel with the study of Vera Brittain's memoir Testament of Youth, and its film adaptation (pp.194-195).
Twentieth Century Fox