Secret Examiner

A Level Film

IB Film

Film Library

Codes & Conventions

Legacy Resources

Useful Materials

Viewing entries from category: The Wicker Man

WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 Section B British Film Horror Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Tuesday March 11, 2014

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Section B: British Film Topics, Films & Case Studies, Hollywood Films, 28 Days Later, Non-Hollywood Films, The Wicker Man, Theatre of Blood, Genres & Case Studies, British Film, Horror, Hot Entries

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…
[ read full article ] »

The Wicker Man Case Study »

vikiwalden | Monday November 05, 2012

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, FM2, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, The Wicker Man, Genres & Case Studies, British Film, Horror

FM2: Close Study Topic British Horror: The Wicker Man Director: Robin Hardy Writers: Anthony Shaffer (Screenplay), [David Pinner - Ritual novel] Cast: Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward, Ingrid Pitt, Diane Cilento Synopsis Sergeant Howie, a police officer from mainland Scotland, arrives on a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, Rowan. As he tours the island, questioning residents and looking for clues, he falls deeper inside the rabbit hole – discovering customs that…
[ read full article ] »