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Do The Right Thing Single Film Study »

jclarke | Saturday October 13, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Spike Lee, Hollywood Films, Do The Right Thing, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990
Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990

The task will require you to compare this film...

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Pulp Fiction Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday September 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Experimental Film, Pulp Fiction, Directors, Quentin Tarantino, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Carol Single Film Study »

jclarke | Friday September 07, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Todd Haynes, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Romance

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005
Component Group 1

These tasks require you study all...

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This Is England Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday September 03, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Shane Meadows, Non-Hollywood Films, This is England, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: British Film Since 1995 Two Film Study
Component Group 1: Varieties of Film and Filmmaking
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday August 16, 2018

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

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Pan’s Labyrinth Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday August 15, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Guillermo del Toro, European Film, Pan's Labyrinth, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Fantasy, War

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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The Conversation Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Friday July 06, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Fancis Ford Coppola, Hollywood Films, The Conversation, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrhRsZ56b4g

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The Conversation Single Film Study: Part 2


OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

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La La Land Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday July 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Damien Chazelle, Hollywood Films, La La Land, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Music

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La La Land Single Film Study: Part 2


EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005...

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Under The Skin Single Film Study »

jclarke | Thursday June 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Jonathan Glazer, Non-Hollywood Films, Under The Skin, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section C: British Film Since 1995

These tasks require you study all films with particular reference...

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The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday May 23, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Francois Truffaut, European Film, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), Genres & Case Studies, Avant-Garde, Crime, Drama, French New Wave

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European...

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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

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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The Gold Rush Single Film Study »

Siobhan Flint | Thursday January 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Charlie Chaplin, Silent Era, The Gold Rush, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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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

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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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

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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The Birth of a Nation Single Film Study »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday November 29, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, David Wark Griffith, Non-Hollywood Films, Silent Era, The Birth of a Nation, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, History, War

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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Sweet Sixteen Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 22, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Ken Loach, Non-Hollywood Films, Sweet Sixteen, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section C: British Film Since 1995

These tasks require you study all films with particular reference...

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Selma Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 22, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) 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

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005
Component Group 1

These tasks require you study all...

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Secrets & Lies Single Film Study »

Siobhan Flint | Thursday November 09, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Mike Leigh, Non-Hollywood Films, Secrets and Lies, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section C: British Film Since 1995

These tasks require you study all films with particular reference...

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Trainspotting Single Film Study »

Siobhan Flint | Thursday November 09, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Danny Boyle, Non-Hollywood Films, Trainspotting, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section C: British Film Since 1995

These tasks require you study all films with particular reference...

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Beasts of the Southern Wild Single Film Study »

jclarke | Thursday October 19, 2017

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

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: American Film Since 2005
Component Group 2: American Independent Film

These tasks require...

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Winter’s Bone Single Film Study »

Darin Caudle | Friday October 06, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Winter's Bone, Directors, Debra Granik, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: American Film Since 2005
Component Group 2: American Independent Film

These tasks require...

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Apocalypse Now Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday September 13, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Fancis Ford Coppola, Hollywood Films, Apocalypse Now, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, War

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930 - 1990
Component Group 2: New Hollywood 1961-1990

These tasks require you...

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Single Film Study »

abateman | Thursday September 07, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Directors, Milos Forman, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990
Component Group 2: New Hollywood 1961-1990

These tasks require you study...

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No Country for Old Men Single Film Study »

Graham Panton | Wednesday September 06, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) 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

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

Section B: American Film since 2005 (two-film study)

Answer on one film from...

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Boyhood Single Film Study »

Graham Panton | Sunday September 03, 2017

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

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: American Film Since 2005
Component Group 2: American Independent Film

These tasks require...

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Casablanca Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday September 01, 2017

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

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990
Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990

These tasks require you study...

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Bonnie and Clyde Single Film Study »

Darin Caudle | Thursday August 31, 2017

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

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990
Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990

These tasks require you study...

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House of Flying Daggers Single Film Study »

jclarke | Friday October 14, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Yimou Zhang, World Cinema, House of Flying Daggers, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Adventure, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLVaSYzAvg

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Winter’s Bone Single Film Study Bibliography and Tasks »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 06, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Winter's Bone, Directors, Debra Granik, Genres & Case Studies, Drama

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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:...
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WJEC AS Film FM2 British and American Film Sec A Producers and Audiences: Only Lovers Left Alive »

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 16, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, FM2, Section A: Producers and Audiences, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Jim Jarmusch, Non-Hollywood Films, Only Lovers Left Alive, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Horror, Romance

Independent Film Case Study: Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch, 2014)

This resource focuses on one independent film, Only Lovers Left Alive. It is intended to be used as stimulus in helping to understand the definitions of independent film. For a full guide on Section A please access: WJEC AS FM2 British & American Film Producers and Audiences Resource Items.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) was directed by Jim Jarmusch and starred Tilda Swinton, Tom...

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OCR A2 Film Sec A Messages and Values in Global Film: Battleship Potemkin & Les Quatre Cents Coups »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 15, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Battleship Potemkin, Les Quatre Cents Coups, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, History, War

1. How is style and theme used in communicating messages and values in the films you have studied? (50)

The two films I have studied are Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin from 1925 and Francois Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) from 1959. Both films are encoded with a filmmaking style that both reflects a period in cinematic history and also with narrative themes deeply embedded revealing underlying messages and values.

...

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Metropolis | German Expressionism »

jclarke | Sunday September 13, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Production Companies, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Fritz Lang, World Cinema, Metropolis, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on2H8Qt5fgA

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European...

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OCR AS Film Studies Contemporary English Language Film: Gone Too Far! and Sightseers »

Rob Miller | Friday September 11, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Gone Too Far!, Sightseers, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama

This resource will be studying the seven frameworks for analysis in Gone Too Far (2014) and Sightseers (2012). It is not an exemplar. For a breakdown of exam requirements, please go to AS OCR Film Studies: Contemporary English Language Film or locate our extended Section A Exemplar Response, using The Double and Saving Mr. Banks, both from 2013.

Gone Too Far!

Authorship

Gone Too Far! (GTF) is a British-Nigerian comedy/social realist drama directed...

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OCR A2 Film Sec A Messages and Values in Global Film: Battleship Potemkin & Good Bye, Lenin! »

Rob Miller | Friday September 11, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Goodbye Lenin, World Cinema, Battleship Potemkin, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, War

  • Battleship Potemkin (Russia, 1925)
  • Good Bye, Lenin! (Germany, 2003)

Battleship Potemkin

Historical, Socio-political and Cultural Issues incorporating Authorship

Battleship Potemkin (Potemkin) is a film rooted in Russian history, a fragile peasant economy was ruled by a Tsarist autocracy until revolution and war in 1905 saw a wave of mass political and social unrest spread through the Russian...

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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 (WJEC) A Level, WJEC 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...

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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 (WJEC) A Level, WJEC 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...

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British Film: Swinging Britain 1963-1973 »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 06, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, FM2, Section B: British Film Topics, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Alfie, If, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Hot Entries

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FM2 Section B: British Film Topics – British Film and Culture

When we use the term ’British film and culture’ we are stating, or at least implying a connection between specific films and how they are partly, and in significant ways the product of a wider national cultural discourse and identity. In this context, a film can contribute to the way that a nation communicates messages and values about itself. In terms of...

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The Battle of Algiers (1966) Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 29, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section C: Single Film Critical Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, The Battle of Algiers, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, History, War, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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FM4 Section C Single Film - Critical Study

The whole film can be watched here.

In 2010, The Guardian newspaper published a story entitled “Algeria (national football squad) prepare for World Cup battle by watching The Battle of Algiers.?. Given the centrality of football to our contemporary popular culture, this incident might offer some suggestion of the cyclical power of cultural discourse and the transmission of a given...

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Happy Together (Hong Kong 1997) Case Study »

jclarke | Tuesday October 07, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section C: Single Film Critical Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Distribution, Film Marketing, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Happy Together, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Romance, Hot Entries, Theory, Auteur Theory, Queer Theory

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FM4: Varieties of Film Experience – Issues and Debates Section C: Single Film – Critical Study

Introduction

Happy Together is a feature film directed by Wong Kar-wai. It was released in 1997, the year that Hong Kong’s governance from Britain ended and governance from China began. The fact that Happy Together begins with passports being stamped might well resonate with Hong Kong audiences particularly with when the film...

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Solaris (Soviet Union 1972) Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 01, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section C: Single Film Critical Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Solaris (1972), Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Science Fiction, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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There are key areas of study that WJEC recommend are explored for FM4 Section C – Solaris, and they are as follows:

  • As a philosophical film about identity and memory

  • The role and function of Hari

  • The undemonstrative character of Kris and the reasons for this

  • Issues of representation in relation to conventions of the Sci-Fi genre

  • The significance of the earth sequences – including the emphasis on nature
  • The...
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Movern Callar (2002) Case Study »

jclarke | Friday September 26, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section C: Single Film Critical Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Movern Callar, Genres & Case Studies, British Film, Drama, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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FM4: Varieties of Film Experience – Issues and Debates Section C: Single Film – Critical Study

Introduction

Lynne Ramsay, the director of the film Morvern Callar has made the valuable observation that “I love to see great dialogue in the cinema but I hate to see ‘Film TV’. When I go to the cinema I want to have a cinematic experience….I like dialogue when it’s used in a way where the body language says the...

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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 (WJEC) A Level, WJEC 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:

  1. How far do the American films you have studied convey key themes in similar ways?
  2. How far is the representation of characters in the...
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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971) Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 22, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section C: Single Film Critical Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Censorship & Regulation, Film Distribution, Film Marketing, Film Publicity, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, Independent, Thriller, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Representation

FM4: Varieties of Film Experience – Issues and Debates Section C: Single Film – Critical Study

Section C of FM4 offers students the ability to engage in a critical study of a single film, within a synoptic framework – this means the micro and the macro features need to be studied, as well as issues of representation. Useful will be placing the film in an institutional and cultural context in reference to production, funding distribution,...

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Ratcatcher Case Study »

jclarke | Thursday July 10, 2014

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

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Introduction

Lynne Ramsay’s film Ratcatcher is a key British production of the late 1990s and is notable for its thoughtful and sensitive focus on the representation of a young person. The film explores the representation of childhood, guilt and atonement in a dysfunctional environment. Although on the paper 2, GCSE list of films, Vicky LeBeau’s analysis of the narrative and ideological function that children typically...

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Modern Times Case Study (Chaplin 1936) »

jclarke | Monday May 19, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section C: Single Film Critical Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Modern Times, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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The first image that we see in Modern Times is of a clock - a symbol of the workplace and productivity as Chaplin’s Little Tramp struggles in the modern, industrialised world of which he is so critical during the time of the Great Depression, see more on that here. As such the image is emblematic of the entire film. Modern Times is a silent film comedy that is as ideologically rich and meaningful as a wide range of far more...

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WJEC A2 FM4 Section C Single Film Critical Study | Talk To Her - Almodovar, 2002 »

jclarke | Friday May 09, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section A: World Cinema, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Talk To Her, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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In this resource we will consider the film Talk To Her (2002) and explore some aspects of its film style, by which we mean the choices made by the filmmakers in their deployment of sound and visual elements in the construction of the narrative. As such, we are considering how storytelling devices express a range of meanings and values embodied within the drama. Talk To Her offers an opportunity for us to think about how film...

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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

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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’...

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Messages and Values in Global Cinema »

Rob Miller | Friday March 14, 2014

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Russian Ark, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

OCR A2 Film Studies Unit F633: Global Cinema and Critical Perspectives Section A: Messages and Values in Global Cinema

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The study of “two contrasting non-English language texts that derive from different countries of origin?:

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China, Honk Kong, Taiwan) 2000
  • Russian Ark (Russia, Germany) 2002

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Both films, one a Wuxia martial arts/romance hybrid and the other a...

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Les Enfants du Paradis (Carne 1945) »

jclarke | Thursday March 13, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section C: Single Film Critical Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Les Enfants du Paradis, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Romance, Hot Entries

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WJEC A2 Film Studies FM4 Section C Critical Study Les Enfants du Paradis

Typically, in many of our Edusites resources we identify contexts that inform the potential meaning of a given film text. In the case of Les Enfants du Paradis this is an especially powerful and relevant aspect of how we approach the film.

In this resource, we will broadly sketch out a particular political context, then move on to describe something of...

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The Wave Case Study »

jclarke | Monday March 10, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, The Wave, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Thriller, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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WJEC GCSE Film Studies Paper 2 Exploring Film Outside Hollywood: The Wave (2008 – Germany)

Introduction

Exploring films that have been produced outside of those made and distributed globally by the Hollywood film studios offers us an exciting opportunity to broaden our horizons: in terms of storytelling (the way of telling, or organizing the elements of a story), the stories themselves become of broader interest in other...

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