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DIY Animation Film »

Steve Cavalier | Thursday September 22, 2011

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, DIY Animation, Animation, Moving Image Production, Production Zone

Animation - Making Your Own Film Anyone aspiring to be taken seriously as an animator would be well advised to first learn how to draw and then to learn the animation basics. No matter if you are interested in doing 3d computer animation or stylised 2d drawings if you can’t draw you are at a disadvantage. Drawing is best learned from doing life drawing lessons, from studying other people’s work who can draw and from just practising. Leaning to draw will teach you things like anatomy,…
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British Film Horror Exemplar »

Richard Gent | Monday March 11, 2024

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, British Film, Horror

click on image to enlarge How do genre conventions in the films that you have studied link with messages and values? (40) My chosen genre is horror and the two texts I have chosen to focus on are The Wicker Man (1973) and 28 Days Later (2002). The Wicker Man falls into the sub genre of horror and psychological thriller, with its own recognisable codes and conventions. As a film that was seen as problematical then in 1973 (hence its X/18 certificate) it has since become a cult classic exploring…
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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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Amores Perros A Level Film Case Study »

Richard Gent | Tuesday March 28, 2023

Categories: Genres & Case Studies, Amores Perros, World Cinema, Films & Case Studies, Genre, Narrative, Research, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Title Sequences, Representation, Shot Analysis, Audience, Film Theory, Film Language, Auteur Theory, Theory, Mexican, Social Realism

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 studying a film such as Amores Perros, a film that’s widely regarded as a ‘classic’, there’s a wealth of discourse to engage with. Worth noting immediately is that translated into English, the title…
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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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Amy Single Film Study »

jclarke | Tuesday September 10, 2019

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

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. Context: Amy Winehouse 'Popstar' There’s an idea that’s elegantly expressed by the novelist Italo Calvino) that’s worth engaging with and…
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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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Analysing a Documentary Film »

Morag Larsen | Sunday November 25, 2018

Categories: OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level, IB Film Resources, IB, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Documentary, Film Analysis, Analysis

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. The Context of a Documentary Film Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to explore and to understand the different genres within it. Increasingly, many documentary films are transcending their original…
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Stories We Tell Single Film Study »

jclarke | Sunday November 25, 2018

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

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_8BnZ471GY 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 Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as Stories We Tell is just one example of many…
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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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German Cinema | Expressionism »

jclarke | Thursday September 13, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, A Level, Hot Entries, Films & Case Studies, Metropolis, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Representation, Audience, Film Language

European Cinema History: German Cinema of the 1920s Introduction One of the most rewarding aspects of Film Studies is to be found in recognising how films produced at one, quite distant moment in time often made long ago, continue to influence more contemporary films with which we might all be more familiar. This is certainly true of the impact of some examples of German cinema produced in the 1920s. If you watch Edward Scissorhands (1990), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Bringing out the…
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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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Man with a Movie Camera Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday August 15, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Documentary, Man With A Movie Camera, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ZciIC4JPw 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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2001: A Space Odyssey Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday May 14, 2018

Categories: OCR A Level, Adventure, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Science Fiction, Film Analysis, Analysis

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. 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 General Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday May 07, 2018

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

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b24wqhy0Zo 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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Some Like It Hot Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday April 18, 2018

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Billy Wilder, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Romance, Comedy, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI_lUHOCcbc 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 her book The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, Professor Sarah Churchwell describes Monroe as “that icon of uber-femininity…? [1] This reference…
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IB Film Theory, History and Textual Analysis »

Richard Gent | Friday January 26, 2018

Categories: IB Film Resources, IB, IB Film, Silent Era, Genres & Case Studies, Film Industry, World Cinema, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, Genre, Narrative, Key Skills, Film Research, Research, Key Concepts, Analysis, Representation, Audience, Film Theory, Film Language, Spectatorship Theory, Queer Theory, Auteur Theory, 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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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 2 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

Categories: OCR A Level, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Science Fiction, Film Analysis, Analysis

Guide Navigation E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 1 Key Sequence Analysis E.T. goes home (final scene in the film) – 1:43:53 – 1:50:59 The sequence begins with a close-up on the makeshift communicator that Elliott and E.T. have constructed, an important prop that signifies E.T.’s ability to transform the everyday items of childhood and suburbia into something fantastical. As Elliott approaches the communicator, the lights from E.T.’s mothership beam down causing the…
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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

Categories: OCR A Level, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Science Fiction, Film Analysis, Analysis

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSx8Jobx-Gs Guide Navigation E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 2 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…
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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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Stagecoach Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday January 05, 2018

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

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Shaun of the Dead Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Wednesday November 08, 2017

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, Edgar Wright, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Comedy, Film Analysis, Analysis, Horror

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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

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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

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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

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Looking for Free A Level Film Resources? »

Richard Gent | Monday September 11, 2017

Categories: OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level, A Level Film, Genres & Case Studies, Film Industry, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Mise-en-Scene, Genre, Narrative, Key Skills, Editing, Pre-Production, Planning, Cinematography, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Representation, Audience, Film Language

Would you like to see an example of an A Level Film Lesson from Edusites Film? Below is a link to a single lesson online slide show focusing on Cinematography using The Bourne Identity. The Cinematography lesson from both the teacher guide (scheme of learning) and student workbook are below to illustrate the breadth and depth of the resources being published on Edusites Film. Film Representation Unit 2 Lesson 17: 12 Slides For fast and optimum viewing use Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer…
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