Welcome to AS Film Studies
To demonstrate your analysis skills
To demonstrate research skills
To demonstrate knowledge of Independent &
To categorise independent film from mainstream,
and define Authorship
To analyse films for narrative, genre and style
To read meaning and significance into film
Our Suspect: Danny Boyle
For your given film – who was the production
studio behind it?
What type of films does this director make?
What is an Independent film?
How are they different from Hollywood?
Look at advertising for 'Trance'
Is this a Hollywood film?
What conclusions can you draw about him?
The Detective approach – analysis & reading
meaning to film
Our suspect: Danny Boyle
'Clips for detective work' post on blog
Shallow Grave (together)
Work through the questions in your teams and present to
Analysis means giving Meaning = purpose (what it is
for/effect/clues etc) of metaphorical associations (ie
Red = anger, passion)
Capture the key frames that tell you what is going
on/significant on your phones – make some notes
Conclusion – just what kind of suspect are we
Watch the trailers 'Danny Boyle Authorship, Style
Authorship – examine characteristics &
conclude: What makes a 'Danny Boyle film'?
What is recognisable about his use of Genre &
Justify your conclusion as 2 sentences on a
post it note with your name on the back.
Our comparative theme for the choice of
films for the exam is Dystopia.
What is it?
Find out for yourself! 'Themes – Dystopia'
Define it by examining examples, what do
these films have in common?
Section A: Film Texts (Comparative
Thematic Approach - Dystopia)
Close Textual Study – Individual note-taking
required for summer enrollment task
Children of Men – what can you tell from the
Collect 9 key frames
Character & role
Lighting & colours
Location & set design
How it is filmed (camera/editing) & why?
Starter: Worst Movie Prequel Ideas
What are the big event movies of 2012-13 – imdb
box office & which studio made them
Quiz - How many have you seen/can you name?
What do they all have in common?
How many were prequels/sequels?
Why are there so many sequels & prequels?
Mark Kermode video about Big Dumb Movies
What do you think are the causes?
How does this affect your own film careers? Cine
What is Sweeding 7 your final task
for the summer
Hunger Games – Prequel
In the remaining time select you summer
blockbuster to swede
Identify the main plot points
If time begin sweding!
Post to your blog by enrollment 22nd August