What S Eating Gilbert Grape

Author by : Peter Hedges
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rosetta Books
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Description : “Wonderfully entertaining . . . This distinctive first novel goes down like a chocolate milkshake but boasts the sharpness and finesse of a complex wine” (Publishers Weekly). Gilbert Grape is a twenty-four-year-old grocery store clerk stuck in Endora, Iowa, where the population is 1,091 and shrinking. After the suicide of Gilbert’s father, his family never fully recovered. Once the town beauty queen, Gilbert’s mother is now morbidly obese and planted eternally in front of the TV; his younger sister has recently turned both boy-crazy and God-fearing, while his older sister sacrifices everything for her family. And then there’s Arnie, Gilbert’s younger brother with special needs. With no one else to care for Arnie, Gilbert becomes his brother’s main parent, and all four siblings must tend to the needs of their helpless, grieving mother. So Gilbert is in a rut—until a mysterious new girl named Becky arrives in this small town. As his family gathers for Arnie’s eighteenth birthday, Gilbert finds himself at a crossroads . . . This “completely original” portrait of a family (The New York Times), “charged with sardonic intelligence” (The Washington Post Book World), was the basis for a film starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, and stands as one of the most memorable novels of recent decades. “Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always engaging.” —The Atlantic “By the book’s exhilaratingly luminous ending . . . we have already been mesmerized.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “A funny, touching, caring first novel whose characters are familiar and moving in spite of (or perhaps because of) their peculiarities.” —Booklist


What S Eating Gilbert Grape

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Languange : en
Publisher by : Insight Publications
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Description : Insight Text Guide for Peter Hedges' What's Eating Gilbert Grape.


What S Eating Gilbert Grape

Author by : Geoff Mayer
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Context and background - Scene analysis - Reading a film text - Characters and relationships - Themes and issues - The film and the novel - Exam strategies.


What S Eating Gilbert Grape

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Languange : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Lesson Plan from the year 2007 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, course: Fachdidaktik, language: English, abstract: Lernziele What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Die Schüler sollen lernen, Filme detailgenau zu analysieren, indem sie auf Doppel- deutigkeiten in Titel und Namen achten, um letztendlich einen gesellschaftskritischen Zusammenhang zur amerikanischen Kultur herstellen zu können. 2. Teillernziele a) Sprachliche Lernziele Die Schüler sollen sich während der Gruppenarbeit, der darauf folgenden Präsentation, sowie der anschließenden Diskussion mündlich ausdrücken lernen. Weiterhin soll die Lesefähigkeit/Reduktion auf das Wesentliche in der Hausaufgabe gestärkt werden.... b) Inhaltliche Lernziele Die Schüler sollen die Funktion von Essen und die damit verbundene Gesellschaftskritik des Filmes erkennen. Weiterhin soll eine Sensibilisierung der Schüler auf mögliche Doppelbedeutungen/Symbolbedeutungen durch das Hinterfragen von Filmtitel und Namen im Vordergrund stehen. Durch die Frage “Can you think of any other titles for this movie?” sollen zudem weitere inhaltlich wichtige Aspekte des Filmes nochmals zusammengefasst werden.... c) Methodische Lernziele Die Schüler sollen in Form von Reduktion ihre Gedanken auf einem Plakat festhalten und das Erlernte graphisch und kreativ umsetzen. Weiterhin sollen sie sich während der Präsentation und der anschließenden Diskussion argumentativ geschickt ausdrücken. Letzendlich soll durch die Frage “Can you think of any other titles for this movie?”.... d) Affektive Lernziele Die Schüler sollen erkennen, dass die amerikanische Esskultur eine andere ist als z.B. in Deutschland oder anderen Ländern. Die Reaktion der amerikanischen Gesellschaft auf den einzig „öffentlichen Gang“ der Mutter kann durch die Behandlung dieses Themas kritisch und gefühlsecht nachvollzogen werden; das Hineinversetzen in die Gefühlslage der Mutter (Outsiderposition) wird möglich....


Wizard Study Guide What S Eating Gilbert Grape

Author by : Marcia Pope
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wizard Books
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Description : Looks at the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape? The guide provides explanations of genre, structure and style; a scene by scene synopsis; an analysis of characters, themes and issues; and examples of essay responses. Written specifically to assist students in the 1998 VCE.


What S Eating Gilbert Grape

Author by : Paramount Pictures
Languange : en
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Description : Gilbert Grape is devoted to taking care of his family, which includes an obese mother and a mentally impaired brother. He feels the hopelessness of his life in a rural community when a young woman breezes into town and changes everything.


Ladies And Gentlemen Boys And Girls

Author by : Murray Pomerance
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Examines gender roles in contemporary foreign and Hollywood films amid changing social, political, cultural, and economic conditions.


The Denver Post Guide To The Best Family Films

Author by : Michael Booth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Big Earth Publishing
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Description : Family guide to films by Denver Post critic Michael Booth


Teen Film

Author by : Catherine Driscoll
Languange : en
Publisher by : Berg
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Description : What makes a film a teen film? And why, when it represents such powerful and enduring ideas about youth and adolescence, is teen film usually viewed as culturally insignificant? Teen film is usually discussed as a representation of the changing American teenager, highlighting the institutions of high school and the nuclear family, and experiments in sexual development and identity formation. But not every film featuring these components is a teen film and not every teen film is American. Arguing that teen film is always a story about becoming a citizen and a subject, Teen Film presents a new history of the genre, surveys the existing body of scholarship, and introduces key critical tools for discussing teen film. Surveying a wide range of films including The Wild One, Heathers, Akira and Donnie Darko, the book's central focus is on what kind of adolescence teen film represents, and on teen film's capacity to produce new and influential images of adolescence.


Depp

Author by : Christopher Heard
Languange : en
Publisher by : ECW Press
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Description : Christopher Heard, host of TV's 'Reel to Real', takes us on a turbulent ride through Johnny Depp's leap to stardom, exploring each of his film roles in detail, and placing them in the context of his controversial relationships with stars such as Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. Scrutinising Johnny's shifts as media darling and tabloid target and sifting the truth from the trash, 'Depp' is the definitive biography of one of this generation's most important, most impassioned, and most independent stars. Illustrated with 15 b/w photos and 16-page full-colour section.