Cumbernauld Hit (clip 1)
Council promotional film meets James Bond movie!
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A James-Bond type fiction film about an evil woman's plans to 'hijack' the New Town of Cumbernauld. The spectacular opening where the main evil character is introduced in the style of a spy movie.
Questions & Activities
- Why do you think this film was made?
- How would you describe the music in the film? What other music or film/TV does it remind you of?
English/Media Studies: Watch the first thirty seconds of the fllm and ask class to predict what the film will be about and its genre.
Media Studies: Compare the chase sequence with one from a Hollywood movie from the same period, which is most effective?
Media Studies: Storyboard and film a dramatic chase sequence in your school or area.
Music: Experiment with putting different music styles over the chase sequence, what effect does this have?
Media Studies / English: Compare how Cumbernauld is represented in this film with Gregory's Girl.
Media Studies / English: Compare this film with "New Towns" and "Gallimaufrey - A Cumbernauld Poem" - write an essay comparing and contrasting both films.
|Resource Rights Holder||Courtesy of North Lanarkshire Council|
|School Subject||Media Studies|
|Who||Cumbernauld Development Corporation (sponsor), Murray Grigor (director), Viz Ltd (production company)|