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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 15-25

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 03, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Key Concepts, Film Language

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  • OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-14

Lesson Fifteen: Narrative

Slides 1-15


  • Knowledge : To develop ideas about how sound constructs mood and tone
  • Learning : To evolve higher level ideas of how to study film through its products
  • Understanding: To develop understanding by completing analysis of products

Starter/Loop Activity (5 minutes)

Resource Pack Slide 2 Task 15A Pupils asked to respond to the task from the Lesson Resource: Analysis of still. Students to write response in books/ folders.

Prepare the Learning (5 Minutes)

Share the objectives. Remind students of the objectives we are working towards meeting. (1) Feedback as appropriate on the starter task as directed Q&A – no hands up policy here, please. (2) Feedback on work last lesson and (3) any feedback from assessment of the Home Learning tasks set thus far.

Construct the Learning (25 Minutes discussion: paired task: Q&A)

Slides 4-8 Narrative is a term we need them to really focus on and to get inside. We deed the understanding that this is not as it is applied in English or in most other contexts.

Slide 5 Offers a basic learning slide that is straightforward and outlines a key idea. The cause and effect element is one they ought to grasp especially if they have completed the GCSE where these ideas are covered in detail.

Slide 6 Refers to the paradigmatic/syntagmatic work we looked at before – see, I told you then that it was worth doing in detail!

Slides 7-10 Familiar from the GCSE if they did it, we need to be certain that Todorov is fully grasped.

Todorov pattern is important at Advanced Level as it is about establishing a framework for meaning. The pattern allows the very best films to embroider it with ideas or to play with the patterns and expectations – such as Nolan in Memento, Tarantino in Hateful Eight or Reservoir Dogs etc.

Task 15B Slides 11-12 Complete the chart of Todorov...

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