1ERE SPECIALITE ANGLAIS MONDE CONTEMPORAIN
ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE
THE REMAKE OF FRANK CAPRA’S BEST
MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
GOES TO WASHINGTON
COMING SOON IN 2024
Spécialité Anglais monde contemporain – Première
Thématique 2 : Représentations
Axe 1- Faire entendre sa voix: représentation et participation
Axe 2 – Informer et s’informer
Axe 3- Représenter le monde et se représenter
Opposite : The Senate, Capitol building, Washington, DC
Our final task:
EOC-EOI / Groupwork / Acting out a debate
You are on a team to work on and to prepare a remake of Frank Capra’s film Mr Smith goes to Washington into a 2024 version entitled Mrs Smith goes to Washington in order to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the film release under particularly tense circumstances democracy-wise on the eve of WW2 (Ø World War two/ the Second World War).
On each team you have:
-A film director, John/Jean HEATHER
-A screenwriter, Charlie WORDSMITH
-A casting director, Casey BACKSTAGE
-A historian, Robin YORE-BYGONE
-A journalist, Devon BYLINER
-A senator, Jamie WEBSTER
During this first work session you will have to decide on the adaptation of the scenario, on the changes you will make, on the outline of a plot, on the characters’ profiles and new additions to the film.
The historian, journalist and senator are there as consultants to preserve the accuracy and faithfulness of the developments and advise the film professionals.
Act out the debate after preparing your ideas and arguments.
Don’t forget to use what we did in class.
Opposite : A project for a poster with Lincoln Memorial in the background, by Josephine M.
A few quotes from our debates…
About the film:
Opposite : a project for a poster with the Capitol building in the background, by Garance T.
About the workings of politics
THANK YOU FOR READING!
This book would not have been created without the involvement of Fabien, Joséphine and Garance.
Thank you to Pauline, Tom, Margot, Lili, Nina, Grégoire and Paul for their first-class quotes!