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Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edward Scissorhands is a misunderstood soul - kind at heart and craving love but cursed with having scissors for hands after his inventor failed to give him a proper human pair. After the inventor dies and he finds himself in a tight-knit small town, he is taken in by Avon lady Peg and finds himself attracted to her daughter, Kim. Edward is finally appreciated after locals realise his talent for hedge trimming and hair cutting, but his acceptance short lived after an accident and his new found "friends" turn their back on this misfit.
This resource teaches secondary students valuable social skills like acceptance and empathy through the film Edward Scissorhands.
This is a teaching resource written by CCEA's senior exam team, with Into Film in support of the GCE Moving Image Arts specification.
Based on Mary Shelley's classic Gothic horror novel about a misunderstood monster hounded through Transylvania's foggy graveyards.
11+ years 68 mins
Enchanting stop motion feature from the imagination of Tim Burton, set in a 19th century European village, following the spooky adventures of Victor.
7+ years 74 mins
Tim Burton's very good film about some very bad films made by the inept but enthusiastic Ed Wood.
14+ years 121 mins
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Former head of history Daryn Simon explores how film can help young people to become increasingly active and thoughtful citizens.
Reading time 4 mins
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