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Boyhood Single Film Study »

Graham Panton | Wednesday November 13, 2019

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Richard Linklater, Non-Hollywood Films, Boyhood, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/IiDztHS3Wos 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: American Film Since 2005 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key…
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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Single Film Study »

jclarke | Sunday September 08, 2019

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Component 2 Global Filmmaking Perspectives, Section C (Film Movements Silent Cinema), Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, Directors, F.W. Murnau, Silent Era, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Silent

YouTube link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCgbFay53BA 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 C: Film Movements - Silent Cinema (single-film study) One Week (1920), American Silent Comedy The Scarecrow (1920), American Silent Comedy The…
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Carol Single Film Study »

jclarke | Friday September 07, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Todd Haynes, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Romance

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH3zcuRQXNo Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005 Component Group 1 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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2001: A Space Odyssey Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday May 14, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Directors, Stanley Kubrick, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR_e9y-bka0 Copyright © 2017 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. OCR Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Film History Silent Era to 1990 These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to…
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OCR H410 Set Films »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 27, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, Key Concepts, A Level Film

Click to see our Revision Part 1: Knowledge Organisers The exam reports from the Summer 2018 AS exams identified areas for development which may well be similar for the A Level students taking the exam this summer. I certainly identified with some of the issues as they were very similar to ones I had seen on the student attempts at the Mock exams. A knowledge organiser (KO) sets out the important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic on a single page. Linked below are Knowledge Organisers…
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IB Film Theory, History and Textual Analysis »

Richard Gent | Friday January 26, 2018

Categories: IB Film, IB, IB Film Resources, Analysis, Film History, Film Industry, Films & Case Studies, American, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, Silent Era, World Cinema, Genres & Case Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Genre, Narrative, Representation, Key Skills, Research, Film Research, Theory, Auteur Theory, Film Theory, Queer Theory, Spectatorship Theory

So what do we need to do for students and teachers to perform brilliantly? Our resources are a guide to producing critically autonomous students who gain a wide range of skills in the study of film and truly make the transition from film fan to film student. Reading film Examine film as an art form, studying a broad range of film texts from a variety of cultural contexts and analysing how film elements combine to create meaning. Contextualising film Explore the evolution of film across time and…
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Double Indemnity Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday January 05, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Double Indemnity, Directors, Billy Wilder, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, Film Noir

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKrrAa2o9Eg Copyright © 2017 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. OCR Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Film History Silent Era to 1990 These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to…
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Stagecoach Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday January 05, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Stagecoach, Directors, John Ford, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Western

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE-VWDsdkwM Copyright © 2017 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. OCR Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Film History Silent Era to 1990 These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to…
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Citizen Kane Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday December 08, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Citizen Kane, Directors, Orson Welles, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Mystery

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxh3lwdOFw Copyright © 2017 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. OCR Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Film History Silent Era to 1990 These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to…
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Selma Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 22, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Selma, Directors, Ava DuVernay, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Drama, History

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B74p2yHUHHQ Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005 Component Group 1 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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Beasts of the Southern Wild Single Film Study »

jclarke | Thursday October 19, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Directors, Benh Zeitlin, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvqZzSMIZa0 Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: American Film Since 2005 Component Group 2: American Independent Film These tasks require you study all films with particular…
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Winter’s Bone Single Film Study »

Darin Caudle | Friday October 06, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Winter’s Bone, Directors, Debra Granik, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/5O8F8JtSVmI Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: American Film Since 2005 Component Group 2: American Independent Film These tasks require you study all films with particular…
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Single Film Study »

abateman | Thursday September 07, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Directors, Milos Forman, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrcDonY-B8 Copyright © 2017 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.Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 Component Group 2: New Hollywood 1961-1990 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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No Country for Old Men Film Study Part 1 »

Graham Panton | Wednesday September 06, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, No Country for Old Men, Directors, Coen Brothers, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, Thriller

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/38A__WT3-o0 No Country for Old Men Single Film Study Part 2 here EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005 Component Group 1 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas: Film Language Film Meaning Film Context And with specific reference to ideas of: Spectatorship Ideology Contexts Context of Production Films are shaped by the contexts in which they are…
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Vertigo Single Film Study »

Graham Panton | Saturday September 02, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood Films, Vertigo, Genres & Case Studies, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/UHhsEYDg8GI Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 Component Group 1: Hollywood 1930-1960 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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Inception Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Saturday September 02, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Inception, Directors, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood Films, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3A3-zSOBT4 Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005 Component Group 1 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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Casablanca Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday September 01, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Casablanca, Directors, Martin Scorsese, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Drama, Film Noir, Romance, War

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQTWfGOv1JY Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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Bonnie and Clyde Single Film Study »

Darin Caudle | Thursday August 31, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Bonnie and Clyde, Directors, Arthur Penn, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ACCpXaA-MU Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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Blade Runner Single Film Study »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday August 26, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Blade Runner, Directors, Ridley Scott, Genres & Case Studies, Film Noir, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnAXSl6LW2s Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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Winter’s Bone Single Film Study Bibliography and Tasks »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 06, 2015

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Winter’s Bone, Directors, Debra Granik, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

Copyright © 2017 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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005 Component Group 1 Bibliography Works Cited: Adams, S., 2010. Debra Granik. [Online] Available at: https://film.avclub.com/debra-granik-1798220605 [Accessed 12…
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WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 US Cinema Comparative Study: Dirty Harry and Gran Torino »

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 09, 2015

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Section C: US Film Comparative Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Hollywood Films, Dirty Harry, Gran Torino, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Action Thriller, Drama, Thriller, Western, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Genre, Narrative, Representation

Dirty Harry (1971, Don Siegel) Gran Torino (2008, Clint Eastwood) Centres can choose from a range of different American film texts: the three main areas of study are Messages, Themes and Values, Narrative and Genre, Representation of Time and Place (often linked to messages and values) and Representation of Character. You can compare in Section B but in Section C you must. The above choice of texts reflects films belonging to the same genre but it is very possible to explore two films that…
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WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 US Cinema Comparative Study: Taxi Driver and No Country for Old Men »

Rob Miller | Monday September 07, 2015

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Section C: US Film Comparative Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, No Country for Old Men, Hollywood Films, Taxi Driver, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Hot Entries

FM2 British and American Film Section C: US Cinema Comparative Study For further details of assessment requirements and past Section C exam questions, please go to FilmEdu’s Gilda (1946) and L.A Confidential (1997) Comparative Case Study  and FilmEdu’s Minority Report and Blade Runner Comparative Study for other comparison resources. Taxi Driver Like No Country for Old Men, Taxi Driver is a film about nihilism – with 31 years between them both films have characters that…
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WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 US Cinema Comparative Study: Goodfellas and American Gangster »

Rob Miller | Monday September 07, 2015

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Section C: US Film Comparative Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Hollywood Films, American Gangster, Goodfellas, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Genre, Narrative, Representation

Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorsese) American Gangster (2007, Ridley Scott) Centres can choose from a range of different American film texts. The three main areas of study are Messages, Themes and Values, Narrative and Genre, Representation of Time and Place (often linked to Messages and Values) and Representation of Character. You can compare in Section B but in Section C you must. The above choice of texts reflects films belonging to the same genre but it is very possible to explore two films…
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WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 US Cinema Comparative Study: Minority Report and Blade Runner »

Rob Miller | Monday October 06, 2014

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Section C: US Film Comparative Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Distribution, Film Marketing, Film Publicity, Film Promotion, Films & Case Studies, American, Blade Runner, Hollywood Films, Minority Report, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Hot Entries

Introduction One of the most interesting ways to engage with genre is to select two films from the same genre and compare and contrast them. Critically, select two films produced in significantly different time periods and places - by doing this kind of analytical exercise we’re able to go some distance in identifying some of the ways in which a genre evolves. Science fiction film certainly seems to offer a particularly rich case study in terms of what kinds of ideas texts can be encoded…
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WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 US Cinema Comparative Study: Gilda and L.A.Confidential »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 23, 2014

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Section C: US Film Comparative Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, L.A Confidential, Hollywood Films, Gilda, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, Film Noir, Mystery, Romance, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Representation

Introduction In this section of the exam you will get a choice of one question from two – an absolute must is that you compare and contrast two films, either from the same genre or that both deal with a specific theme. Genre, narrative and representation are key areas of study - see below examples of past questions:How far do the American films you have studied convey key themes in similar ways? How far is the representation of characters in the American films you have studied influenced by…
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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…
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WJEC GCSE Film Studies Recommended Texts »

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…
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OCR AS Film Studies Contemporary English Language Film: Rachel Getting Married and Milk »

vikiwalden | Tuesday November 29, 2011

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Rachel Getting Married, Milk, Genres & Case Studies, Social Realism, Hot Entries

The examination is two hours and students need to answer 3 questions in total. In Section A there is an option of two questions while in Section B students must answer two questions. Section A requires students to understand seven macro features of two films, underpinned by micro analysis. The films must not be more than 10 years old with one of the macro frameworks being the basis for the questions. The seven frameworks are Representation, Messages and Values, Genre, Narrative, Theme, Style…
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WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 US Cinema Comparative Study: Precious and Milk »

vikiwalden | Tuesday November 29, 2011

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Precious, Milk, Genres & Case Studies, Magical Realism, Social Realism, Hot Entries

There will be a choice of two questions for this final section of the exam; you need only answer one question. One usually asks you to focus on narrative and / or genre, whilst the other will reference themes or messages and values. Unlike the other exam questions, for Section C it is imperative that you compare the two texts, so you will want to clearly define similarities and contrasts between the two in your plan. You should quantify why such similarities and contrasts exist by referring to…
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Atonement Pupil Research Questions »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 10, 2011

Categories: A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Hollywood Films, Atonement, Genres & Case Studies, British Film, Costume Drama, Heritage, Period Drama, Romance, War, Hot Entries, Research, Film Research

British and American Film Case Study Associated Resources Atonement Pupil Research Questions.doc Use your bibliography of British Film resources to research the following questions: Who directed Atonement? What other projects has the director been involved in and what does this say about his reputation and key specialist areas? Who wrote the novel that Atonement is based on, what do you know about him? What was the name of the Production Company and Theatrical Distributor? How would you describe…
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Milk Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday November 08, 2011

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Milk, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Drama, History, Social Realism

Synopsis and Character Profiles Milk is a film based on a true story (narrative fact) about openly gay civil rights activist, Harvey Milk, who eventually - after many struggles and defeats - finally serves in public office as a San Francisco Supervisor in the Mayor’s Office. The film ends with his assassination in 1978 by political nemesis, Social Conservative Dan White. Played by Sean Penn, the film opens with 40 year old Milk in 1978 narrating and recording a monologue “only to be played…
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Rachel Getting Married Case Study »

vikiwalden | Tuesday November 08, 2011

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Rachel Getting Married, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Romance, Social Realism

Section C: American Comparative Study Synopsis Kym awaits the arrival of her father and step mother, Carol to pick her up from rehab. When she arrives home the house is chaotic amidst her sister’s wedding arrangements. Kym and her sister, Rachel reminisces about their childhood and appear to have a close relationship. Paul, Kym’s dad, will not let her borrow a car because of a past incident, so Kym has to cycle to attend her addicts’ meeting and drugs test. When she returns and is…
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Precious Case Study »

vikiwalden | Tuesday November 08, 2011

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Precious, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Magical Realism, Social Realism

Section C: American Comparative Study Synopsis It is Harlem, 1987. Precious dreams she is handed a red scarf by a beautiful woman- she wants to be on television. Precious is suspended from school because she is pregnant. Her principal advises her to go to an alternative school called ‘Teach One, Each One’. At home though, her mother has other ideas. She beats Precious, knocking her near-unconscious. Whilst passed out, Precious has flashbacks of her father raping her and dreams of her being…
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