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Under The Skin Single Film Study »

jclarke | Thursday June 28, 2018

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

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. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section C: British Film Since 1995 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key…
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2001: A Space Odyssey Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday May 14, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Directors, Stanley Kubrick, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Science Fiction

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. OCR Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Film History Silent Era to 1990 These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to…
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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

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

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. OCR Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Film History Silent Era to 1990 These examination tasks require…
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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 2 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

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

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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Inception Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Saturday September 02, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Inception, Directors, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood Films, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3A3-zSOBT4 Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005 Component Group 1 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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Blade Runner Single Film Study »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday August 26, 2017

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Blade Runner, Directors, Ridley Scott, Genres & Case Studies, Film Noir, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnAXSl6LW2s Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited. EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1 Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990 These tasks require you study all films with particular reference to…
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World Cinema Topics: Empowering Women | Pumzi (2009) »

Rob Miller | Friday September 09, 2016

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, FM4, Section A: World Cinema, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Pumzi, Genres & Case Studies, Science Fiction

WJEC A2 Film Studies FM4 Section A World Cinema: Empowering Women Empowering Women Past Exam Questions: Discuss how persuasive you have found the different films you have studied for this topic in promoting female empowerment. In the films you have studied for this topic, how far can it be said that central characters and their situations are represented in similar ways? Discuss how far men are represented as enemies of female empowerment in the films you have chosen for this topic. Explore…
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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 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. OCR Film Studies Paper 1 Section B: European Cinema History This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European movements or stylistic developments in…
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WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 US Cinema Comparative Study: Minority Report and Blade Runner »

Rob Miller | Monday October 06, 2014

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Section C: US Film Comparative Study, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Distribution, Film Marketing, Film Publicity, Film Promotion, Films & Case Studies, American, Blade Runner, Hollywood Films, Minority Report, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Hot Entries

Introduction One of the most interesting ways to engage with genre is to select two films from the same genre and compare and contrast them. Critically, select two films produced in significantly different time periods and places - by doing this kind of analytical exercise we’re able to go some distance in identifying some of the ways in which a genre evolves. Science fiction film certainly seems to offer a particularly rich case study in terms of what kinds of ideas texts can be encoded…
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Solaris (Soviet Union 1972) Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 01, 2014

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS 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

click on image to enlarge 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 overall pace and length of the film
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Iron Man Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday March 12, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Iron Man, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Action Adventure, Adventure, Science Fiction, Superhero, Hot Entries

click on image to enlarge Paper 1 | Superhero Film Case Study | Iron Man (2008) Institutional Factors Literary Origins Production and Funding Distribution Cast and Crew Iron Man is a successful film franchise - Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013) and rumours of Iron Man 4 are all based on Marvel Comics characters developed by Stan Lee in 1963. In terms of the 1960s comics, ‘Iron Man’ Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr. in all three films) is an American billionaire playboy,…
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Popular Film & Emotional Response: Understanding Emotional Responses »

vikiwalden | Monday March 25, 2013

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

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

Rob Miller | Wednesday November 09, 2011

Categories: Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Star Trek, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Action Adventure, Adventure, Science Fiction, Hot Entries

Cultural capital would be relevant in terms of intertextual references to the Star Trek television series and significant Star Trek film franchise (8 films) including Star Trek (1979), The Wrath of Kahn (1982), The Search for Spock (1984) and Nemesis (2001). All films were distributed by Paramount Studios, and written and produced by Gene Roddenberry, who created the original 1966 TV Series made by Paramount TV. These are characters of which Star Trek (2009) brings back to life, through younger…
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Marketing a Blockbuster | Star Trek Paramount Pictures UK »

Rob Miller | Wednesday November 09, 2011

Categories: Film Industry, Film Distribution, Film Marketing, Film Publicity, Film Promotion, Production Companies, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Star Trek, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Action Adventure, Adventure, Science Fiction, Hot Entries

The main aspects of marketing are: PR: offline/online Media: budget, targeting TV, press, radio, outdoor, interactive Research: NRG, Fame, TGI Creative: trailer, POS, print, TV/radio, interactive, strategy. The main aim of marketing is to draw people into the film, but also to target audiences who the company believe will make it a blockbuster. Star Trek provides a very valuable franchise, which has spanned a large period of time. Overall (in terms of films and TV series), the franchise is…
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Independence Day Case Study »

vikiwalden | Monday October 31, 2011

Categories: GCSE, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, Independence Day, Genres & Case Studies, Action Adventure, Disaster, Science Fiction, Hot Entries

Paper 1 | Disaster Movies Case Study | Independence Day Synopsis Independence Day starts with a Wide Shot of the moon displaying the flag and plaque left by the moon landing crew in 1969. Suddenly a shadow engulfs the surface, and space ships are seen heading towards Earth. At S.E.T.I (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence), New Mexico, a Scientist is killing time playing golf in the lab; his game is interrupted by an alarm. He sees a signal coming through and awakens his superior. The news…
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