Published on October 10, 2007
PETER PAN: PETER PAN Feature Movie (Columbia Pictures) Release Date: Christmas Day, 2003 Running Time: 113 minutes Peter Pan: Peter Pan Playwright: Sir James M. Barrie (1860~1937) Screenplay co-writers: P. J. Hogan Michael Goldenberg Movie Director: P. J. Hogan Leading Actor: Jeremy Sumpter Interesting links: Interesting links Peter Pan Fan.com Celebrating 100 Years of Peter Pan http://www.peterpanfan.com/home.html The J. M. Barrie Society http://www.jmbarrie.net/ Finding Neverland http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308644/ Awards in 2004: Awards in 2004 Peter Pan Best Family Feature Film ~ Drama Jeremy Sumpter Best performance by a younger actor Saturn Award, Academy of Science, Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA Jeremy Sumpter Best performance in a feature film ~ leading young actor Young Artist Award Young Artists Awards Plot Summary: Plot Summary In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling (Rachel Hurd-Wood) mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook (Jason Issacs). But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter) flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life ~ free of grown-up rules ~ while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. Characters: Characters The Darling Family Mr. Darling Mrs. Darling Wendy Darling John Darling Michael Darling Aunt Millicent Peter Pan, Lost Boys and Neverland: Peter Pan, Lost Boys and Neverland Peter Pan Tink Tootles Curly Nibs Twins Slightly Tiger Lily Captain Hook and His Crew: Captain Hook and His Crew Captain Hook Smee Skylights Starkey Cookson Alf Mason Albino Slide9: Switch off your mobile phone. Be considerate. THANK YOU. Task on Memorable Quotes: Task on Memorable Quotes Discuss with your friends IN ENGLISH: Who said the following quote? To whom? What was the response to it? When and why was it said? Quote (1): Quote (1) “Well, I will not grow up. You cannot make me.” Wendy: Surely you must have felt love once for something ….. Or someone. Peter: Never. Even the sound of it offends me. Wendy tries to touch his face, and he jumps away. Peter: Why do you have to spoil everything? We have fun, don’t we? I taught you to fly and to fight. What more could there be? Wendy: There is so much more. Peter: What? What else is there? Wendy: I don’t know. I guess it becomes clearer when you grow up. Peter: Well, I will not grow up. You cannot make me. Quote (2): Quote (2) “You just think happy thoughts. They lift you into the air.” Hook: She told him stories. He taught her to fly. How? Wendy: You just think happy thoughts. They lift you into the air. Quote (3): Quote (3) “But he has made many sacrifices for his family, and put away many dreams.” Mrs. Darling: There are many different kinds of bravery. There’s the bravery of thinking of others before one’s self. Now, your father has never brandished a sword nor … nor fired a pistol, thank heavens. But he has made many sacrifices for his family, and put away many dreams. Michael: Where did he put them? Mrs Darling: He put them in a drawer. And sometimes, late at night, we take them out and admire them. But it gets harder and harder to close the drawer … and he does. And that is why he is brave. Quote (4): Quote (4) “You called that a favour?” Smee: Pan did you a favour, did he, Captain? Hook: A favour? He threw my hand to a crocodile, the beast liked it so much, it’s followed me ever since, licking its lips for the rest of me ….. YOU CALL THAT A FAVOUR? Quote (5): Quote (5) “It would be delightful to report that they reached the nursery in time ….. but then, there would be no story.” Mr. and Mrs. Darling are rushing up the stairs, right before Peter takes the children to Neverland. Story Narrator: It would be delightful to report that they reached the nursery in time ….. but then, there would be no story.” Discuss with friends, then answer these questions: Discuss with friends, then answer these questions (1) Why do you think Peter Pan’s home is called “Neverland”? Slide17: (2) What is the name of the Darling family’s dog and what role does this dog play in the movie? Slide18: (3) Do any two characters in the movie look like each other? What is the name of the actor or actress? Are your feelings the same towards the two characters? Explain. Slide19: (4) Did you spot any revealing mistakes made in the movie? Slide20: (5) Listen to my question carefully before you raise your hand to answer. Slide21: Thank you for coming to CUHK and enjoying to learn English through the movie. Hope you will find such enjoyment in other movies too.