Secret Examiner

A Level Film

IB Film

Film Library

Codes & Conventions

Legacy Resources

Useful Materials

Timecode Single Film Study

jclarke | Tuesday September 10, 2019

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Independent Film, Timecode, Directors, Mike Figgis, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Romance

YouTube Link:

Copyright © 2019 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

Section D: Film Movements - Experimental Film 1960-2000 (single-film study)

  • Vivre sa vie (Godard, France, 1962), 1960s European avant-garde
  • Daisies (Chytilova, Czechoslovakia, 1965), 1960s European avant-garde
  • Saute ma ville (Akerman, Belgium, 1968), 1960s European avant-garde
  • Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, US, 1994), Postmodern film in the 1990s live!
  • Fallen Angels (Wong, Hong Kong, 1995), East Asian new wave
  • Timecode (Figgis, US, 2000), Digital experimentation


In his essay The Art Cinema As A Mode of Film Practice film scholar David Bordwell explains that “we can usefully consider the ‘art cinema’ as a distinct mode of film practice, possessing a definite historical existence, a set of formal conventions, and implicit viewing procedures….In the long run, the art cinema descends from the early film d’art and such silent national cinema schools as German Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit and French Impressionism…the art cinema as a distinct mode appears after…

Please subscribe or log in to access the rest of this resource (including associated media).

This website offers a wealth of enriched content to help you help your students with GCSE & A Level Film. Please subscribe or log in to access this content.

The content of this site has been produced by teachers and examiners. Edusites have similar support sites for English and Media called Edusites English and Edusites Media.

If you would like more information about Edusites Film, get in touch using the contact details below.

Kind regards, Richard Gent
Edusites Ltd

[telephone] 01604 847689
[fax] 01604 843220