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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Film Case Studies

Richard Gent | Thursday March 01, 2018

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

Films marked 'live!' are complete case studies

Component 1: Varieties of Film and Filmmaking

35% of Qualification

For this component, learners must study:

  • two Hollywood films, one from the Classical Hollywood period (1930 - 1960) and the other from the New Hollywood period (1961 - 1990) (comparative study)
  • two American films produced since 2005, one mainstream film and one contemporary independent film (two - film study)
  • two British films (two - film study)

Section A: Hollywood 1930 - 1990 (comparative study)

Group 1: Classical Hollywood

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

Group 2: New Hollywood

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

*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) live!
  • Inception (Nolan, 2010) live!
  • Selma (Duvernay, 2013) live!
  • Carol (Haynes, 2015) live!
  • La La Land (Chazelle, 2016) live!

Group 2: Contemporary Independent Film (produced after 2010)

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

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

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

Component 2: Global Filmmaking...


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