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This is England Screening Questions

Rob Miller | Thursday November 10, 2011

Categories: GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Screening Notes, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, This is England, Genres & Case Studies, British Film, Independent, Social Realism, Hot Entries

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Use your bibliography of British Film resources to research the following questions:

  1. Who wrote and directed This is England? What other projects has he been involved in? What do you think his contribution to British Film has been?
  2. What was the name of the Production Company and Theatrical Distributor? How would you describe the Distribution company? Where did the film get financial assistance from? Apart from cinemas, where else has the film been shown?
  3. Name 5 well know films part financed by the organisation who part funded This is England in return for TV exhibition rights. The films must be from the last 3 years.
  4. From what British Film Tradition / Genre does the film borrow from with bullet pointed evidence?
  5. How well did This is England fare at the Box Office?
  6. How does This is England culturally represent the image of a nation (in depth, referring to theory and using media language)?
  7. What type of film is This is England, with bullet pointed evidence?
  8. Bullet point the key ways in which This is England differs from mainstream UK/US collaborations and Hollywood Film.
  9. Briefly discuss use of Form and Style of This is England (how the Director uses Technical and Symbolic codes).
  10. What narrative themes are being explored in the film? [Connect this with encoded Ideology.]

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