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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 New Spec A Level Film Case Studies

Richard Gent | Thursday March 01, 2018

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, New Spec

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Section A: Hollywood 1930 - 1990 (comparative study)

Group 1: Classical Hollywood

  • Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
  • The Lady from Shanghai (Welles,1947)
  • Johnny Guitar (Ray, 1954)
  • Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
  • Some Like It Hot (Wilder, 1959) (Coming Soon)

Group 2: New Hollywood

  • Bonnie and Clyde (Penn, 1967)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Forman, 1975)
  • Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
  • Blade Runner (Scott, 1982)*
  • Do the Right Thing (Lee, 1989)

*To be studied in the Director’s Cut version, released 1992.

Section B: American Film Since 2005 (two-film study)

Group 1: Mainstream Film

  • No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007)
  • Inception (Nolan, 2010)
  • Selma (Duvernay, 2013)
  • Carol (Haynes, 2015)
  • La La Land (Chazelle, 2016) (Coming Soon)

Group 2: Contemporary Independent Film (produced after 2010)

  • Winter’s Bone (Granik, 2010)
  • Frances Ha! (Baumbach, 2012)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, 2012)
  • Boyhood (Linklater, 2015)
  • Captain Fantastic (Ross, 2015)

Section C: British Film Since 1995 (two-film study)

  • Secrets & Lies (Leigh, 1996)
  • Trainspotting (Boyle, 1996)
  • Sweet Sixteen (Loach, 2002)
  • Shaun of the Dead (Wright, 2004)
  • This is England (Meadows, 2006)
  • Moon (Jones, 2009)
  • Fish Tank (Arnold, 2009)
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin (Ramsay, 2011)
  • Sightseers (Wheatley, 2012)
  • Under the Skin (Glazer, 2013)

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