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New Spec Eduqas A Level Film Case Studies

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 24, 2011

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

New WJEC Eduqas A Level Film Studies Resources


We are developing a series of new resources for the new GCSE and A Level Film Studies specs. The first resources is a series of case studies of specific films.

Below are links to all of the elements you will need for the first term. Please read the note on copyright carefully.


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Please click on the links below. These are being updated frequently.

While we build this page you can still access all of our film case studies. Please use the menu on the right for named published case studies.

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)

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)

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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