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Viewing entries from category: 1990 Onwards

Persepolis Case Study »

Amy Charlewood | Wednesday February 12, 2014

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, GCSE, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, 1990 Onwards, Drama, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Animation, Representation, Audience, Film Language

WJEC GCSE Film Studies Paper 2 Exploring Film Outside Hollywood: Persepolis (2007) Introduction and Synopsis Persepolis (2007) is based on a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi’s called The Complete Persepolis and is a coming-of-age memoir that tells of the author’s experiences growing up during and in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. Persepolis was also adapted into a 2007 animated film of the same name, written and directed by Satrapi along with Vincent Paronnaud. …
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Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers Case Study »

vikiwalden | Thursday November 10, 2011

Categories: CCEA, Genres & Case Studies, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Comedy, 1990 Onwards, British Film, Film Analysis, Analysis, Animation, Independent, Crime

Synopsis It is Gromit’s birthday and he is feeling particularly ignored by Wallace. When the post arrives, he eagerly seeks it out but find a rather tacky and unoriginal card ‘To a dear dog’ from Wallace and nothing else. Wallace presses his alarm for breakfast and reminds Gromit that it is his turn for breakfast, so Gromit obliges. Wallace finally gives Gromit his presents, which bemuse him - a collar and lead (so he can finally look like he “belongs to someone?) and techno-trousers…
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The Incredibles Case Study »

vikiwalden | Wednesday November 09, 2011

Categories: Adventure, Genres & Case Studies, GCSE, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Superhero, 1990 Onwards, Film Analysis, Analysis, Animation, Action Adventure, Action

Paper 1 | Superhero Films Case Study | The Incredibles Synopsis In the beginning of The Incredibles, superheroes are celebrated by the city folk; they are celebrities, interviewed on television. Mr Incredible is able to prevent a number of crimes: rescuing a cat from a tree; preventing a heist; saving a man trying to commit suicide; capturing a thief; preventing a train crash; and a bank robbery - even on the way to his wedding to Elastigirl. During his missions, a young fan of Mr Incredible,…
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Spirited Away Case Study »

vikiwalden | Tuesday November 01, 2011

Categories: Adventure, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, GCSE, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, 1990 Onwards, Film Analysis, Analysis, Animation

Paper 2 | Non-Hollywood Films Case Study | Spirited Away Synopsis Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) follows the story of a young girl, Chihiro as she crosses the border between the human world and the spirit world. En-route to their new home, Chihiro’s parents stop at (what they think) is a disused theme park site. Despite being abandoned, one stall has food; without question her parents greedily eat the food, but as night falls Chihiro is warned by a spirit, Haku to leave. As she…
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Animation 1990 Onwards »

Steve Cavalier | Thursday September 22, 2011

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, 1990 Onwards, Animation

The Digital Era The 90’s Disney Boom While the British features stumbled in and out of the cinemas Disney stormed ahead with their animation revival which had began with Roger Rabbit. In the two decades since Walt Disney’s death their feature output had become decidedly patchy. Some high points had been ‘The Aristocats’ (1967) and ‘The Rescuers’ (1977) and by the time of ‘The Fox and the Hound’ (1979) the ‘Nine Old Men of Disney’, the original animators who had been the…
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