Unformatted text preview: The Illusionist Viewing Notes
As you watch Sylvain Chomet's film "The Illusionist." Take notes on details, scenes, & events in the
movie that address the questions below. Look for what the film says and shows explicitly, and for ideas
that reveal themselves upon analysis but aren't stated outright.
Questions to be explored:
1. How does the film depict loneliness in its characters?
2. In what various ways are the characters lonely? Emotionally, physically, intellectually?
Detail / Event
Viewing Notes (kept during the
Discussion and processing (completed after viewing the film)
04:08-The Illusionist, alone in his
The photo, judging from its position on the mirror-in front of him at
dressing room, looks at a
eye level-is important. His slouched posture, solemn expression, and
photograph of (what appears to be)
heavy sigh as reaches for it suggests that it's valuable to him, but
a young girl.
doesn't bring him joy. Someone no longer in his life? An estranged
a long time
07:55 - Changing of the This scene shows the illousist wait on the backstage,
Guard, at night.
even the rabbit can't wait. The theatte did not
take him seriously
10:20 - A wedding guest All guest injured his performance except a man
handed him a business
from a remote village. The simple people like
his performance very much .
20:00 - The illusionist
The girl made a fire to the fireplace to illusionst.
give the girl a pair of red / The illusionst give a pair of shoes to the gul,
26:38 - The girl look at the
The girl adored the majan - The magician cared for the
other girls in the city, look off
The girl began to feel unsatisfied with
what they wears.
her dress compared to heself and others.
34.59- The illusionist told
The illusionist want to tell the girl, he can't
Fill he don't have magic.
do everything she want . But the gill doesn't
He just a magician
understand what the illusionist mean . The
girl is very trusting of magic and yearing!
for the prosperous word.
35:31 - The illusionist In order to Satisfy the girls wrust in mallic
start to find the part time and the yearning for the word, the magician
has to make money in various ways
54-14 - A girl on the
The magician gave the girl what she wanted.
street who just come to
He gave the girl the best he could give.
the City looks at her
dress with envy...
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- Fall '19