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Rob Miller | Friday October 04, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Films & Case Studies, American, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, Genres & Case Studies, Hot Entries

Non-Superhero Films – Areas of Study

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011): Production values and genre
  • Titanic (1997): Film Form, Narrative, genre and representation
  • Cloverfield (2008): Genre and production values
  • The Bourne Identity (2002): Narrative, film franchises and genre
  • The King’s Speech (2010): Film Form, Film funding, genre and representation
  • Gulliver’s Travels (2010): Hybrid comedy, Action Adventure
  • Star Trek into Darkness (2013): Genre, sequels, franchises and audience appeals
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004): Hybrid genre, independent British film
  • Volver (2006): Gentle introduction to non-Hollywood, non-British film. Good for character and narrative
  • Persepolis (2007): Film Form, Animation, accessible ‘world cinema’ and narrative
  • Grave of the Fireflies (1988): Japanese anime and narrative
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011): Genre, narrative and representation
  • Casino Royale (2006): Film Form, Production, Distribution and Exhibition
  • Skyfall (2007): Production, Distribution and Exhibition
  • Atonement (2007): UK/US collaborations, British Period Drama
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): Genre and production values
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003): Genre, production values and cinematography
  • A Field in England (2013): New digital technology, funding, multi platform release
  • East is East (1999): Genre, representation, British film
  • West is West (2010): Genre, representation, British film
  • Looking for Eric (2007): Hybrid genre, independent British film
  • Millions (2004): Narrative, characterisation and production values
  • North by Northwest (1959): Cinematography
  • Psycho (1960): Genre and cinematography
  • Sexy Beast (2000): Film Form and narrative
  • Schindler’s List (1993): Film Form and narrative
  • Forrest Gump (1994): Narrative and representation
  • Leon (1994): Representation and narrative

Superhero Films - Specification Topic 2013-2015

Classic Early Genre Template

  • Superman (1978)
  • Superman II...

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