400 words response reaction to a short animated film to watch. The link to the film and instructions are listed in the Word document attached
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Reaction paper # 4
Write your response in approximately 400 words.
Screen: Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Dir. Suzie Templeton, 2006, 35 mins.
Studios: Breakthru films (UK), Se Ma For Films (Poland)
Adapted from Peter and the Wolf (Russian: Петя и волк, Petya i volk), Op. 67, is a
composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 in the USSR. It was written for children,
with both music and text by Prokofiev. The original performance was narrated and
accompanied by an orchestra.
This stop motion animated film was an Academy Award winner in 2008 for Best
Animated Short Film. It was adapted and directed by British animator Suzie Templeton
with an animation crew primarily based in Poland. It uses stop-motion, puppets and
digital photography. The producers of the film chose to make the film in this way over
other mediums and techniques.
Questions to consider:
Why do you think stop motion was their ultimate choice for this film? Why do you think
the director has chosen to create an adaptation set in present day Russia over another
time or place? Why is the aesthetic highly realistic?
Is there a subtext that you see in this film?
Write a response in approximately 400 words, five paragraphs.
Some elements to consider but not limited to:
Adaptation of original text
Atmosphere, character design and setting, lighting, color
Staging of the action
Music, sound and dialogue
Point of view
Use of perspective, character’s eyes or camera angle
Other film adaptations of Peter and the Wolf
1946, Peter and the Wolf, Dir. Clyde Geronimi, Disney, traditional cel
1958 Petya i Volk, Dir. Anatoly Karanovich, Soyuzmultfilm, stop motion
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