Brit Cinema Lesson 1

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Brit Cinema Lesson 1

  1. 1. British Cinema <br />
  2. 2.  To succeed in this section of the Key Media Concepts exam you need to develop a case study on a particular studio or production company. <br /> This institution must be located in a contemporary film industry and it must produce and/or distribute films to the UK. The focus will be on how this institution relates to:<br />Production: making films<br />Distribution: promoting films and getting them into cinemas and out on DVD/UMD, as well as any spin offs/related media products<br />Consumption: people paying at the cinema, renting or buying DVDs/UMDs and downloading and purchasing related products.<br />
  3. 3. What does it mean to be British?<br />What things do we associate with Britain?<br />Put things under the following headings:<br />Food and Drink<br />Sports<br />Culture (TV, Film, Music etc)<br />Beliefs, Values and Attitudes<br />Landmarks<br />Language / Phrases<br />
  4. 4. What makes a film British? <br />
  5. 5. What do you expect from a British film?<br />
  6. 6. Defining British Film<br />The British Film Institute divides films into the following categories:<br />Category A: films made with British money, personnel and resources<br />Category B: films co-funded with money from Britain and from foreign investment, but the majority of finance, cultural content & personnel are British<br />
  7. 7. Defining British Film<br />Category C: films with mostly foreign (but non-USA) investment and a small British input, either financially or creatively<br />Category D: films made in the UK with (usually) British cultural content, but financed fully or partly by American companies<br />Category E: American films with some British involvement<br />
  8. 8. How many British films can you think of?<br />
  9. 9. British film has always had its ups and downs<br />
  10. 10.  Unfortunately, the British film industry has never been capable of generating worldwide commercial success on its own.<br /> This is partly down to the major power, success and control of…<br />
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  12. 12.  The basic fact is that the British cinema market is too small for the British film industry to successfully produce Hollywood-style blockbusters over a sustained period<br />Hollywood<br />UK Film Industry<br />
  13. 13. Task…<br />In pairs you will be given a decade from the 30s to the 00s<br />You will produce a short presentation about British Cinema in your decade<br />You must look at at least 2 of the major films from your time period<br />Who produced them? Who directed them? Who starred in them? What genre of films were they? Were these type of films popular during that decade and if so why?<br />How commercially & financially successful were British films during this time? Can you find any stats and facts to back this up?<br />Were there any government laws or acts passed during your 10 year period that were designed to help the British film industry? <br />
  14. 14. The 1930s<br /><ul><li>The 39 Steps
  15. 15. As You Like It
  16. 16. The Edge of the World
  17. 17. The Man Who Knew Too Much</li></li></ul><li>1940s<br />The Red Shoes<br />The Third Man<br />Brief Encounter<br />Kind Hearts and Coronets<br />
  18. 18. 1950s<br />The Bridge Over The River Kwai<br />The Dam Busters<br />The Lady Killers<br />Richard III<br />
  19. 19. The 1960s<br /><ul><li>Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  20. 20. Carry On Cleo
  21. 21. Dr. No
  22. 22. Lawrence of Arabia</li></li></ul><li>The 1970s<br /><ul><li>A Clockwork Orange
  23. 23. Don’t Look Now
  24. 24. The Life of Brian
  25. 25. Kes</li></li></ul><li>The 1980s<br /><ul><li>Chariots of Fire
  26. 26. My Beautiful Laundrette
  27. 27. Withnail & I
  28. 28. Educating Rita</li></li></ul><li>The 1990s<br /><ul><li>Trainspotting
  29. 29. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  30. 30. The Full Monty
  31. 31. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrells</li></li></ul><li>2000 and beyond…<br /><ul><li>Bridget Jones
  32. 32. Slumdog Millionaire
  33. 33. This Is England
  34. 34. Shaun of the Dead</li></li></ul><li>Useful Websites<br />http://www.screenonline.org.uk/<br />http://www.bfi.org.uk/<br />http://www.imdb.com/<br />http://www.britmovie.co.uk<br />http://www.britishcinemagreats.com/<br />

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