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Shaun Of The Dead Screening and Research Questions

nicoleponsford | Thursday November 10, 2011

Categories: GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Screening Notes, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Shaun of the Dead, Genres & Case Studies, British Film, Comedy, Horror, Independent, Hot Entries, Research, Film Research

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  1. Who directed, produced and distributed Shaun of the Dead?
  2. How does the film reflect the pattern of many British Films of recent years?
  3. Research and detail at least ten films made by the same production company and distributor. Identify their genre
  4. Why do you think Shaun of the Dead was commercially successful? Research the UK and US box office gross and subsequent DVD/Video sales
  5. How does the film culturally represent the image of a nation? How does this compare with independent films you are familiar with?
  6. How does the film fundamentally differ from Independent film?
  7. What can you identify about the films production values?
  8. Briefly discuss form and style (how the director employs technical and symbolic codes)
  9. What narrative themes, intertextual references and ideological discourses does the film explore?
  10. What similarities with mainstream Hollywood film can you identify?

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