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Topic: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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5 Film title: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994 Australian) 1:43 Lizzie Gardiner, Tim Chappel designers (Oscar, BAFTA winner), Directed by Stephan Elliot, starring Terrence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving
1. Additional costumers (if listed)________________
2. Genre(s)?
3. Period and setting?
4. What is the style of the costumes? Are they realistic or stylized? Are they funny?
5. What types of characters are on screen? Are there stereotyped or stock characters?
6. How do the designers use costume to define the gender identities and sexuality of the characters? Talk about the ‘show costumes’ vs. their ‘everyday clothes.’
7. How do the costumes help define the characters and tell their individual stories? Do you find the costumes to be ‘authentic’ to the characters?
8. How do the costumes help tell the narrative story? How do the costumes change with the story points?
9. How do the designers use color and texture? Unusual materials?
10. Describe the silhouette of the clothes? What are the types of fabrics used?
11. How does this musical film compare to the other “show business” musical we watched Singin’ in the Rain?
12. What is the film about for you? What are the themes being explored?
13. Were you caught up in the story emotionally? Why or why not?
14. What aspects of the design or the film in general did you find wonderful, interesting, engaging, distracting, confusing, mysterious or disappointing?

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