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Sightseers Single Film Analysis »

jclarke | Tuesday April 18, 2023

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Adventure, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

Copyright © 2023 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.   In studying a film such as Sightseers, we are considering a film that’s regarded as a contemporary ‘classic’, and perhaps even a ‘cult’ film. There are a wealth of ideas to engage with in the…
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The Wave Case Study »

jclarke | Thursday March 10, 2022

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

click on image to enlarge 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 cultures and their cinemas. Watching films from around the world, rather than only those made by American and British film producers is an…
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Tsotsi Case Study »

Rob Miller | Sunday January 23, 2022

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, GCSE, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Tsotsi, Drama, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Representation, Audience, Film Language, Crime

Clips Tsotsi Opening Sequence Tsotsi End Sequence Further Reading Studying Tsotsi: Judith Gunn (Auteur Publishing) Awards Best Foreign Language Film - 2006 Academy Awards Institutional Factors and Representation of People, Places, Events and Issues Tsotsi (urban slang – thug) is a film based on a novel by Athol Fugard set in the impoverished township of Soweto, Johannesburg in South Africa – Fugard is best known for his plays with political narratives opposing the historical South…
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Submarine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday October 01, 2021

Categories: OCR A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Romance, Comedy, Drama, British Film, Film Analysis, Analysis

Institutional Factors | Distribution Submarine was written and directed by Richard Ayoade and released at UK cinemas in March 2011 after significant critical success at festivals including the London Film Festival (LFF) but particularly the Toronto Film Festival. Toronto success secured the film a distribution contract with the Weinstein Company (formerly Disney owned Miramax) – Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s company in essence can be described as a ‘Mini Major’ film…
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Boyhood Single Film Study »

Graham Panton | Wednesday November 13, 2019

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

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. Contexts Context of Production Films are shaped by the contexts in which they are produced. They can therefore be understood in more depth by placing them within two…
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Timecode Single Film Study »

jclarke | Tuesday September 10, 2019

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Romance, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Independent Film

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQidFlpYlDw 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. Context In his essay The Art Cinema As A Mode of Film Practice film scholar David Bordwell explains that “we can usefully consider the ‘art cinema’ as…
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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Single Film Study »

jclarke | Sunday September 08, 2019

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Silent Era, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Romance, Comedy, Silent, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

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. Context There’s an idea (elegantly expressed by the novelist Italo Calvino) that’s worth engaging with and returning to quite often in relation to…
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The Babadook Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday February 11, 2019

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Drama, Horror

YouTube link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htlsOf3PnGY 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. Context Cinema is always evolving and it’s exciting to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as The Babadook is a horror / fantasy fusion…
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Elephant Single Film Study »

jclarke | Saturday January 19, 2019

Categories: OCR A Level, Gus Van Sant, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Thriller, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Independent Film, Crime

YouTube link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htlsOf3PnGY 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. Context Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as Elephant is just one example of…
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City of God Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 28, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Crime

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcUOO4Itgmw Copyright © 2018 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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House of Flying Daggers Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday October 17, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Adventure, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Action

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLVaSYzAvg Copyright © 2018 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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Do The Right Thing Single Film Study »

jclarke | Saturday October 13, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/5Ny631yQ-DM Copyright © 2018 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. Context If proof were needed that a film could provoke and tap into what is happening in the culture, in terms of something like a zeitgeist, whilst also functioning as a story that…
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Pulp Fiction Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday September 10, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Independent Film, Crime

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EdQ4FqbhY 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. Context Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as Pulp Fiction is one film that has gone…
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Carol Single Film Study »

jclarke | Friday September 07, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Romance, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

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. Contexts Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to witness, to explore and to understand and film such as Carol is an example of a film that has…
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This Is England Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday September 03, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Crime

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXDNsPRTANw Copyright © 2018 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. Contexts Cinema is always evolving and it’s exciting to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as This Is England is one that has gone some way in…
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday August 16, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, European Film, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

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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Pan’s Labyrinth Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday August 15, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, European Film, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Fantasy, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, War

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Evmr2ZCjWc 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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The Conversation Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Friday July 06, 2018

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

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrhRsZ56b4g 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. Guide Navigation The Conversation Single Film Study: Part 2 Rationale Section A of Paper 1 focuses upon the micro-elements of film form and the construction of meaning…
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La La Land Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday July 04, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8 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. Guide Navigation La La Land Single Film Study: Part 2 Contexts Context of Production Damien Chazelle had initially conceived of the idea of making a musical that was…
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Under The Skin Single Film Study »

jclarke | Thursday June 28, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S1yhSp5jaI 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. Introduction Go into a newsagent and scan the film and tv section of the magazine shelves and you should see science fiction healthily represented: SFX magazine, Sci-Fi…
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The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday May 23, 2018

Categories: OCR A Level, European Film, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, French New Wave, Avant-Garde, Crime

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdXTtX_cz3s 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. Introduction In studying a film that is widely regarded as a ‘classic’, there’s typically find a wealth of discourse about it and The 400 Blows…
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Double Indemnity Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday January 05, 2018

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

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. Rationale Section A of Paper 1 focuses upon the micro-elements of film form and the construction of meaning and response by both filmmaker and spectator, with a…
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The Gold Rush Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday January 04, 2018

Categories: OCR A Level, Silent Era, Adventure, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDlEvaKBkhU 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. Rationale Section A of Paper 1 focuses upon the micro-elements of film form and the construction of meaning and response by both filmmaker and spectator, with a…
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Raging Bull Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday January 04, 2018

Categories: OCR A Level, Raging Bull, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, 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. Rationale Section A of Paper 1 focuses upon the micro-elements of film form and the construction of meaning and response by both filmmaker and spectator, with a…
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Citizen Kane Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday December 08, 2017

Categories: OCR A Level, Orson Welles, Citizen Kane, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, 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. Rationale Section A of Paper 1 focuses upon the micro-elements of film form and the construction of meaning and response by both filmmaker and spectator, with a…
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The Birth of a Nation Single Film Study »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday November 29, 2017

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

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9UPOkIpR0A 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. Rationale Section A of Paper 1 focuses upon the micro-elements of film form and the construction of meaning and response by both filmmaker and spectator, with a…
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Sweet Sixteen Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 22, 2017

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Crime

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzunVk_wJNc 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. Contexts Context of Production Every film reflects the concerns of its time, the particular way of looking at the world in that culture, that society, that time. To…
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Selma Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 22, 2017

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Ava DuVernay, Selma, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, 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. Contexts Context of Production Every film reflects the concerns of its time, the particular way of looking at the world in that culture, that society, that time. To…
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Secrets & Lies Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday November 09, 2017

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Mike Leigh, Secrets and Lies, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YToU70X6O_Y 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. *Please note that this film title uses an ampersand in the title rather than the word. Throughout this single film study it is referred to as Secrets & Lies by Mike…
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Trainspotting Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday November 09, 2017

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Trainspotting, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LuxOYIpu-I 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. Contexts Context of Production Every film reflects the concerns of its time, the particular way of looking at the world in that culture, that society, that time. To…
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Beasts of the Southern Wild Single Film Study »

jclarke | Thursday October 19, 2017

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

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. Contexts Context of Production Every film reflects the concerns of its time, the particular way of looking at the world in that culture, that society, that time. …
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Winter’s Bone Single Film Study »

Darin Caudle | Friday October 06, 2017

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

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. Contexts Context of Production Every film reflects the concerns of its time, the particular way of looking at the world in that culture, that society, that time.  To…
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Apocalypse Now Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday September 13, 2017

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Fancis Ford Coppola, Apocalypse Now, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, War

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snDR7XsSkB4 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. Contexts Context of Production Films are shaped by the contexts in which they are produced. They can therefore be understood in more depth by placing them within two…
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Single Film Study »

abateman | Thursday September 07, 2017

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

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. Contexts Context of Production Films are shaped by the contexts in which they are produced. They can therefore be understood in more depth by placing them within two…
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No Country for Old Men Film Study Part 1 »

Graham Panton | Wednesday September 06, 2017

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Coen Brothers, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Thriller, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Crime

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/38A__WT3-o0 No Country for Old Men Single Film Study Part 2 here Contexts Context of Production Films are shaped by the contexts in which they are produced. They can therefore be understood in more depth by placing them within two important contextual frames. The first involves considering the broader contexts of a film at the time when it was produced – its social, cultural and political contexts, either current or historical. The second…
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Casablanca Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday September 01, 2017

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Adventure, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Romance, Casablanca, Film Noir, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, 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. Contexts Context of Production Films are shaped by the contexts in which they are produced. They can therefore be understood in more depth by placing them within two…
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Bonnie and Clyde Single Film Study »

Darin Caudle | Thursday August 31, 2017

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

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. Contexts Context of Production Every film reflects the concerns of its time, the particular way of looking at the world in that culture, that society, that time. To…
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Winter’s Bone Single Film Study Bibliography and Tasks »

Richard Gent | Tuesday October 06, 2015

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

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

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 16, 2015

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Romance, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Horror

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 Hiddleston, John Hurt and Mia Wasikowska.…
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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: OCR A Level, OCR A2, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Crime, 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. ‘Potemkin’ is considered a classic of 1920s…
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Metropolis | German Expressionism »

jclarke | Sunday September 13, 2015

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

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on2H8Qt5fgA Copyright © 2018 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. Contexts Cinema is always evolving and it’s exciting to witness, to explore and to understand. Every film reflects the concerns of its time, the particular way of…
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Film Studies Contemporary English Language Film: Gone Too Far! and Sightseers »

Rob Miller | Friday September 11, 2015

Categories: OCR A Level, Adventure, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Crime

This resource will be studying the seven frameworks for analysis in Gone Too Far (2014) and Sightseers (2012). Gone Too Far! Authorship Gone Too Far! (GTF) is a British-Nigerian comedy/social realist drama directed by Destiny Ekaragha. She is only the third black British woman to have directed a feature length film that received UK theatrical distribution (cinemas). All of her previous short films premiered at the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) while GTF premiered at LFF in October 2013 and had…
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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: OCR A Level, OCR A2, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Goodbye Lenin, Non-Hollywood Films, Romance, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, History, War

Battleship Potemkin (Russia, 1925) Good Bye, Lenin! (Germany, 2003) Battleship Potemkin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNT6xyopdBs (whole film) 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 Empire. This included strikes, peasant unrest…
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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: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Thriller, Genre, Narrative, Drama, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Representation, Audience, Film Language, Action Thriller, Western, Action

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: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Thriller, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Crime

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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British Film: Swinging Britain 1963-1973 »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 06, 2014

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis

click on image to enlarge 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 film, these messages and values find expression…
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The Battle of Algiers (1966) Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 29, 2014

Categories: OCR A Level, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, A Level, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Representation, Audience, Film Language, Crime, History, War

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd5Pz8KJeU4 Copyright © 2018 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. In 2010, The Guardian newspaper published a story entitled “Algeria (national football squad) prepare for World Cup battle by watching The Battle of Algiers.?.…
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Happy Together (Hong Kong 1997) Case Study »

jclarke | Tuesday October 07, 2014

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, Genres & Case Studies, Film Industry, World Cinema, A Level, Hot Entries, Film Distribution, Film Marketing, Films & Case Studies, Romance, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, Queer Theory, International/Non English Language

click on image to enlarge 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 was released. We might suggest that a passport is a very tangible symbol of national identity. The film is encoded throughout with images…
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Ratcatcher Case Study »

jclarke | Thursday July 10, 2014

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

click on image to enlarge 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 embody in movies can apply when she writes…
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Modern Times Case Study (Chaplin 1936) »

jclarke | Monday May 19, 2014

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Representation, Audience, Film Language

click on image to enlarge 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 ‘serious’ dramas about ‘serious’…
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