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Understanding Disaster Movies »

Antony Bateman | Monday September 12, 2011

Categories: GCSE, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Airplane, Cloverfield, Genres & Case Studies, Disaster, Hot Entries

This guide is designed to cover the main points of the genre of Disaster Movies, which is the designated topic until summer 2012 for the WJEC GCSE in Film Studies for Paper 1 Exploring Film and to explain what you are likely to be asked in the examination

Defining the genre, what is a disaster movie?

Like all film genres, disaster movies are recognisable because of the presence of certain key elements which we would expect to see in a film belonging to a genre. However, before looking at these, it is perhaps a good idea to chart a history of the genre.

A brief history...

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Airplane Case Study »

Viki Walden | Friday September 09, 2011

Categories: GCSE, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Airplane, Genres & Case Studies, Disaster, Hot Entries

Paper 1 | Disaster Movies Case Study | Airplane

Analysing Genre Codes and Conventions


Airplane is a parody of Disaster Movies like Airport; a parody is a film which is overtly aware of genre conventions, and often presents them in a comical fashion.

Mise-en-Scene [Costumes, Props and Setting]

In the Control Room, one of the men looks at a microwave instead of a radar imaging screen, another takes his clothes washing out of the screen. Then, on the plane when instruments are referred to, the crew play musical instruments. The use of props in this comical nature references the...

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