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Amy Single Film Study »

jclarke | Tuesday September 10, 2019

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Asif Kapadia, Non-Hollywood Films, Amy, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Documentary, Music

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2yCIwmNuLE 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 B: Documentary Film (single-film study) Resource: Analysing a Documentary Film Sisters in Law (Ayisi and Longinotto, Cameroon and UK, 2005) The Arbor (Barnard,…
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday August 16, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Julian Schnabel, European Film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPlcQfglFJg 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. Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives For this component, learners must study: two non - English language films, one European and one from outside Europe (two -…
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Raging Bull Single Film Study »

Siobhan Flint | Thursday January 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Martin Scorsese, Hollywood Films, Raging Bull, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Drama, Sport

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHhzOM4gBIA 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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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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Rabbit Proof Fence Case Study »

jclarke | Wednesday April 16, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Rabbit Proof Fence, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

click on image to enlarge In this resource we will consider the film Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) and explore some aspects of its film style, by which we mean the choices made the filmmakers in terms of how they deploy sound and vision. As such, we are considering the storytelling devices with which the film expresses a range of meanings and values embodied within the drama. Through the way that the stylistic choices of the film’s producers’ (writer/director/producer/actors/camera/sound/music)…
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Persepolis Case Study »

Amy Charlewood | Wednesday February 12, 2014

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

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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WJEC A2 Film Studies FM4 Section B Spectatorship Documentaries Exemplar »

karenardouin | Monday June 10, 2013

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, FM4, Section B: Spectatorship Topics, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Fahrenheit 9/11, Grizzly Man, Marley, Senna, Super Size Me, Touching The Void, We Are The Lambeth Boys, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, History, Independent, Music, Sport, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation, Mock Exams, A Level Mock Exams

click on image to enlarge With reference to the films you have studied for this topic, how far can it be said that different kinds of documentaries offer different kinds of spectator experiences? The spectator experience is dependent on a number of factors including environment of reception for example (where it is seen) and specifically purpose, whether to entertain, inform, educate or persuade. Documentaries are diverse in content and can suggest degrees of realism. Mediated content is often…
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WJEC A2 Film Studies FM4 Section B Spectatorship Fahrenheit 9/11 Kurt and Courtney Exemplar »

karenardouin | Monday June 10, 2013

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, FM4, Section B: Spectatorship Topics, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Kurt & Courtney, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Documentary, History, Music, War, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation, Mock Exams, A Level Mock Exams

click on image to enlarge ‘A common experience for the spectator when watching a documentary is to be manipulated by the filmmakers’. How far do you agree with this statement? (35) Generally, documentaries are created in order to impart information and, in the main, to persuade the audience into believing a particular viewpoint. The contract between audience and filmmaker is considered along with the code of ethics with regard to documenting the real. For example, there are questions…
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Popular Film & Emotional Response: Understanding Emotional Responses »

vikiwalden | Monday March 25, 2013

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, FM4, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Schindler’s List, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, La Vita e Bella, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

click on image to enlarge Students can find studying spectatorship challenging.  There are many theories of spectatorship, but starting with the theory can lead students to list theoretical ideas rather than engage with the texts. Let’s not forget this A2 Film Studies unit is about “emotional responses? more than critical ones. This is a good place to start with students. What is “emotion?? What is “popular film?? And what elements of the film experience trigger emotional…
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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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