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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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Cloverfield Case Study »

Viki Walden | Thursday September 08, 2011

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

Paper 1 | Disaster Movies Case Study | Cloverfield

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Rob has received an offer for a Vice Company President job in Japan; his brother, Jason, and Jason’s girlfriend, Lily are throwing him a going away party.

Jason nominates Rob’s best friend, Hudson (Hud) to collect video testimonies of the guests, as a leaving present for Rob. As Jason and Rob are discussing Rob’s affair with Beth, an old friend and the girl he loves, suddenly there is a rumble and the New York skyline momentarily blacks out behind them.

The television news reports a potential earth quake and...

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