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WJEC A Level Film Studies Recommended Texts

Rob Miller | Friday October 04, 2013

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, EDUQAS A2, Films & Case Studies, American, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, Genres & Case Studies, Hot Entries

AS Film Studies

Films to teach Core Concepts/British Film Topics/Comparative Study

  • The Shining (1980): Film Form/Mise-en-Scene
  • Beautiful Lies (2010): Genre
  • Avatar (2009): Production, Distribution but also representation and genre
  • Cowboys and Aliens (2011): Hybrid Genre
  • Hot Fuzz (2007): Hybrid Genre, British Film Production Companies
  • Warm Bodies (2013): Hybrid Genre
  • Milk (2008): Independent American Social Realism
  • Precious (2009): Independent American Social Realism
  • About Time (2013): Working Title Studios RomCom, British Film Production Companies
  • Love Actually (2003): Working Title Studios RomCom, British Film Production Companies
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Distribution case study, good also for genre/narrative
  • Star Trek (2009): Distribution case study, good for genre
  • St Trinian’s (2007): British film comedy
  • Johnny English (2003) and Reborn (2011): British comedy for American audiences
  • The Ladykillers (1955): Ealing Studios, British Film Production Companies
  • Man in the White Suit (1951): Ealing Studios, British Film Production Companies
  • Alfie (1966): Swinging Britain
  • Blow Up (1966): Swinging Britain
  • Up the Junction (1968): Swinging Britain and social realism
  • Georgy Girl (1966): Swinging Britain
  • The Italian Job (1969): Swinging Britain
  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985): Thatcher’s Britain
  • Room with a View (1985): Thatcher’s Britain
  • Chariots of Fire (1981): Thatcher’s Britain
  • This is England (2006): Independent British Social Realism, Borders and Belonging
  • Dirty Pretty Things (2002): Borders and Belonging
  • Yasmin (2004): Borders and Belonging
  • London to Brighton (2006): Living with Crime
  • Bullet Boy (2004): Living with Crime
  • Sweet Sixteen (2002): Living with Crime
  • Trainspotting (1996): Ewan McGreggor
  • A Life Less Ordinary: (1997): Ewan McGreggor
  • Rogue Trader (1999): Ewan McGreggor
  • I Love you Phillip Morris (2009): Ewan McGreggor
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012): Ewan McGreggor
  • Billy Liar (1963): Julie Christie
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965):...

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