Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 24, 2011

CHARIOTS OF FIRE

THE MAKING OF CHARIOTS OF FIRE

0)      Actor Ben Cross was so moved when he read the script that he was actually in tears.

1)      In order to research for the film, Colin Welland went to the National Film ________________.

2)      After watching the real sportsmen, Abrahams and Liddell, on _________________, Colin Welland committed himself to doing a good job of it.

3)      Welland couldn’t interview one of the key athletes, Abrahams, because he _________________ two weeks before he started on the film.

4)      The film-makers didn’t want to make a ________________ film, but wanted to place the film in a contemporary context.

5)      When Abrahams talks about sports, he says that it’s more than an addiction, it’s a _________________, a weapon.

6)      The script was so powerful that Director Hugh Hudson read part of it while __________________.

7)      The filmmakers found the right actor to play the role of Eric Liddlell after seeing him ________________ one evening.

8)      Ben Cross says that Abrahams was a magnetic character, although he also adds that there was something almost _________________ about him.

9)      According to actress Alice Krige, Ian Charleson was utterly beguiling[1], completely ________________.

10)   Ben Cross maintains that Ian Charleson’s character was a much harder ________________ for an actor than his own character. He was in ________________ of him.


[1] Beguiling: charismatic,, attractive, interesting.

KEY

1. ARCHIVES

2. SILENT FILM

3. HAD DIED / DIED

4. PERIOD (PIECE)

5. COMPULSION

6. DRIVING / HE WAS DRIVING

7. ONSTAGE / ON A PLAY / AT THE THEATRE

8. UNLIKEABLE

9. CHARMING

10. CHALLENGE – AWE

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