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Winter’s Bone Single Film Study Bibliography and Tasks

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 06, 2015

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Winter's Bone, Directors, Debra Granik, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005
Component Group 1


Works Cited:

  • Adams, S., 2010. Debra Granik. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 12 September 2017].
  • Cwellum, 2013. On the Margins: Winter’s Bone, Independent Cinema, and Rural America. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 25 September 2017].
  • Kipp, J., 2005. Cutting Close to the Bone. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 5 September 2017].
  • Mikel, A., 2010. An Interview with Debra Granik, Director of Winter’s Bone. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 5 September 2017].
  • Moon, M. & Talley, C., 2010. Life in a Shatter Zone: Debra Granik’s Film Winter’s Bone. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 29 September 2017].
  • Saito, S., 2011. A Spirited Q & A With “Winter’s Bone? Cinematographer Michael McDonough. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 10 September 2017].


  1. How does the film’s use of mise en scene and cinematography create a seemingly authentic depiction of the Ozark people and culture?
  2. Choose a scene and analysis to what extent it relies on documentary techniques or approaches, and to what extent it employs more highly stylized elements?
  3. Animals are a strong motif running throughout the film. List and analyse the various ways...

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