Sunday, 3 October 2010


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  1. Pleasantville

    Film title: Pleasantville
    Director: Gary Ross
    Screenplay: Gary Ross
    Starring: Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen
    Cinema Release Date: 1998
    Certificate: 12

    The 1998 film Pleasantville, directed by Gary Ross and starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon, is a story which comments on social change, passion and prejudice. It begins when a super-charged TV remote control zaps twins David and Jennifer from the reality of their normal 90s life into the set and family of the hyper-perfect 'Pleasantville', a black and white 1950s TV show where everyone and everything is, well, 'pleasant'.

    After watching the film, answer the following questions:
    1. What is life in Pleasantville like at the beginning of the film?
    It was very page,insipid, boring,routine and without pleasures and everyone knew what will happend next.

    2. Why do you think everything in Pleasantville is black and white?
    Because they didn´t enjoy life.
    3. How do David and Jennifer adapt to their new life?
    They didn´t do it, They adapted Pleasantville to their way of life.
    4. When and  why does colour appear in Pleasantville for the first time?
    The first night, when Jenny had sex with the basket team captain
    appeared a red rose

    5. Why are “coloured” people in Pleasantville discriminated against?
    Because Pleasantville citizens didn´t want a change.

    6.  How do the people in the community react to the changes that are taking place?
    The most of young people were agree with the change but people that kept being black and withe weren´t agree.

    7. How does the film explore feminism and  women’s liberation?
    By the pictures the man who works in the café made

    8. Do you think Pleasantville is a better place to live in at the end of the film? Why?
    Of course, because is more tolerant and free
    9. Finally, what do you think the underlying message behind the film is?

    The change is not always bad