E-learning jako vzdělávací nástroj školy 3. tisíciletí

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Documentary on Jiří Trnka

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1 Speaking

  • Do you know J. Trnka?
  • What do you know about him?
  • Which of his works do you know?


2 Watch a documentary about this artist and decide whether the following statements are true or false:

  1. He was born on 4 February 1912.
  2. He experienced working on dresses thanks to his mother.
  3. He wrote articles for newspapers after his studies.
  4. He became famous because of his illustrations of children´s books.
  5. He made his first short film at the age of 33.
  6. His films were also shown in the U.S.
  7. With his film The song of the prairie he paid tribute to American westerns.
  8. His Good soldier Švejk celebrates the personal individuality.

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3 Discussion:

  • How did you like the documentary?
  • What have you learned there?
  • There was mentioned the name of Josef Skupa. Do you know him?
  • Which of Trnka´s works can you remember?
  • Have you seen any of his short movies?
  • Do you have a book illustrated by him at home?
  • What other Czech illustrators or painters do you know?
  • Which of them are famous in the world?
  • Are there any similar animated films today?
  • What are they about?
  • Is the technology of making such films the same as J. Trnka used in his films?
  • Which famous animated movies do you know?
  • Why are animated films so popular?
  • J. Trnka founded the studio Bratři v triku. Do you know it? Have you seen any tales made by this studio?


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