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Film posters help audiences know what to expect from a film in terms of the genre, actors and target audience.

Using the interactive poster annotation tool, describe the effects of all the different elements of this poster. Think in particular about the use of image, light, colour, composition and text.


A 'Mirror Mirror' film poster with a young woman holding an apple and an older woman wearing a red dress







In Mirror Mirror, the Evil Queen is not only jealous of Snow White’s beauty but also wants Prince Charming for herself. By introducing this aspect of the Queen’s character, the filmmakers have opened up a totally new angle on her character and her motivation.

Make a list of other traditional fairy tale villains and their motivation. How could you adapt these characters to create an original, untold, comic adventure?