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The Lovely Bones

Trailer transcript

Where’s the love interest?

There are romance elements weaving through the novel.

  • To what extent could you describe The Lovely Bones as a romantic novel?
  • In what ways could the conventions of a teen romance be used to make the film of this novel?
  • What would be the limitations of such an approach?

Look at the opening of the trailer.

  • In what ways does Ray represent a romantic hero?

When you see the whole film, consider what other roles Ray may fulfil within the narrative.