SUPERHERO CASESTUDY:CAPTAIN AMERICACaptain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Background information http://marvel-movies.wikia.com/wiki/Captain_America:_The_First_Avenger There is a „plot synopsis‟...
The comicsUse the internet to find out why these 4 comics areso important to the films of Captain America. It wouldbe a go...
The films Captain America: The First Avenger(2011) The Avengers (2012) Captain America: The WinterSoldier(2014)
What makes it a SuperHerofilm?What makesCaptain America aSuperHero film?
Characters Steve Rogers Captain America Red Skull Johann Schmidt Peggy Carter Colonel Chester Dr. Abraham Erskine ...
Characters: Can you matchthem up?
Character types: Hero Villain Alter Ego Politician / bureaucrat Love interest Helper Scientist
Character types: Hero Villain Alter Ego Politician / bureaucrat Love interest Helper Scientist
A review of the film Use the guide “how towrite a film review” andwrite a review about thefilm Captain America:The First ...
The poster Using ideas from hereand what you knowabout filmposters, design your ownone-sheet poster forCaptain America. ...
The poster Using ideas from hereand what you knowabout filmposters, design your ownteaser poster for CaptainAmerica. Rem...
Merchandise Here are some examplesof the kinds of things thathave been created topromote the film. Think of 3 things tha...
Key scenes: Number 1: The transformation scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpW4A_lqjk In what ways is this a typic...
Key scenes: Number 1: The transformation scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpW4A_lqjk Task: Using no more than 12 ...
Key scenes: Number 2: Capt. America as a SuperHero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdBO3uQcHgI This is one of the first...
Key scenes: Number 2: Capt. America as a SuperHero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdBO3uQcHgI Task: Note how Captain ...
Key scenes: Number 3: The grenade scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO6qu5fQLHo In this scene, Steve shows that he ...
Key scenes: Number 3: The grenade scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO6qu5fQLHo TASK: Re-write the script for this ...
Themes Themes are the subjects or ideas in a film orthat come from a film. Themes are NOT thestoryline, but the ideas tha...
StyleSuperman (1978) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)In terms of style, what are the differences? How would d...
Contents – Year 9 Film Folders Storyline What makes it a superhero film Characters Important information grid Your re...
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Captain America case study for WJEC GCSE Film Studies paper 1

  1. 1. SUPERHERO CASESTUDY:CAPTAIN AMERICACaptain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  2. 2. Background information http://marvel-movies.wikia.com/wiki/Captain_America:_The_First_Avenger There is a „plot synopsis‟ available for yourfolders.
  3. 3. The comicsUse the internet to find out why these 4 comics areso important to the films of Captain America. It wouldbe a good idea to write down a one sentencesummary for each on this sheet.CaptainAmerica: ManOut of TimeCaptainAmerica: NoMoreAvengers CivilWarCaptain AmericaComics Issue 1
  4. 4. The films Captain America: The First Avenger(2011) The Avengers (2012) Captain America: The WinterSoldier(2014)
  5. 5. What makes it a SuperHerofilm?What makesCaptain America aSuperHero film?
  6. 6. Characters Steve Rogers Captain America Red Skull Johann Schmidt Peggy Carter Colonel Chester Dr. Abraham Erskine Bucky Barnes
  7. 7. Characters: Can you matchthem up?
  8. 8. Character types: Hero Villain Alter Ego Politician / bureaucrat Love interest Helper Scientist
  9. 9. Character types: Hero Villain Alter Ego Politician / bureaucrat Love interest Helper Scientist
  10. 10. A review of the film Use the guide “how towrite a film review” andwrite a review about thefilm Captain America:The First Avenger. Make sure that youinclude informationabout the film (use yourwork so far) and explainyour opinion aboutwhether you liked it or
  11. 11. The poster Using ideas from hereand what you knowabout filmposters, design your ownone-sheet poster forCaptain America. This could also be auseful cover for yourwork on CaptainAmerica.
  12. 12. The poster Using ideas from hereand what you knowabout filmposters, design your ownteaser poster for CaptainAmerica. Remember thedifferences between aone sheet poster and ateaser poster before you
  13. 13. Merchandise Here are some examplesof the kinds of things thathave been created topromote the film. Think of 3 things that youcould design to promotethe film. Think of props inthe film that you coulddesign to be used or usethe images of thecharacters on items topromote the film.
  14. 14. Key scenes: Number 1: The transformation scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpW4A_lqjk In what ways is this a typical transformation scene? How is this different to other transformation scenes thatyou might have seen? (Think about who is in theroom, what we can see and the camera angles used todo this) How is this similar to other transformation scenes thatyou might seen? (Think about the way in which Steve isturned into a SuperHero. How does the use of sound andprops show that there is a dramatic transformation
  15. 15. Key scenes: Number 1: The transformation scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpW4A_lqjk Task: Using no more than 12 shots, design your ownstoryboard of the transformation scene. Think about what you would do differently to whatwe see in the film. Try to think of new and original camera angles thataren‟t used in the film. EXTENSION: Think carefully about, and label yourshots with, information about what sound effects
  16. 16. Key scenes: Number 2: Capt. America as a SuperHero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdBO3uQcHgI This is one of the first scenes we see of Captain America inuniform and fighting. How does it show that he is now aSuperHero? What specific micro-features are used here to create thisscene in a way that shows Capt. America is now a SuperHero?(Think of at least 2 micro features and comment on their use.) How is this similar to other fighting scenes in other films? Whatis done in this scene to show off what Captain America‟sspecial skills or powers are? (Think about the props that areused and how they are used. Consider the way in whichCaptain America fights and attacks others-how is this shownwith micro-features?)
  17. 17. Key scenes: Number 2: Capt. America as a SuperHero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdBO3uQcHgI Task: Note how Captain America uses his costume andprops in this scene. Design a newer, more modern version of hiscostume and props that would be suited for amodern, realistic battlefield.
  18. 18. Key scenes: Number 3: The grenade scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO6qu5fQLHo In this scene, Steve shows that he might be weedyand skinny, but is courageous and brave. What is it about his actions that show he is brave? Why is this scene important to the film? What do weas an audience learn about him as a character?What does this help to tell what might happen laterin the film? How is this scene made so that we see Steve asbrave? What micro features are used?
  19. 19. Key scenes: Number 3: The grenade scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO6qu5fQLHo TASK: Re-write the script for this scene. Look at the script for this scene and write itslightly differently. Make it so that Steve is stillseen as brave, but you could change the eventsor the reaction of others to show this. Try adding or changing the dialogue to thisscene, but remember to keep the characterssounding the same.
  20. 20. Themes Themes are the subjects or ideas in a film orthat come from a film. Themes are NOT thestoryline, but the ideas that come from thestoryline. For example: “love concurs all”, “death as apart of life”, “man vs nature”, “revenge”.What themes arepresent in CaptainAmerica?
  21. 21. StyleSuperman (1978) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)In terms of style, what are the differences? How would describetheir looks? Why do you think that they are different? Does onelook more realistic than the other? Why might that be?
  22. 22. Contents – Year 9 Film Folders Storyline What makes it a superhero film Characters Important information grid Your review Poster New costume Design a new enemy for Captain America.Label their powers or abilities and try tomake these clear on the costume.
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