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  • 1. GCE AS/A level 1182/01 FILM STUDIES FM2 British and American Film A.M. WEDNESDAY, 19 May 2010 21⁄2 hoursADDITIONAL MATERIALSIn addition to this examination paper, you will need:• Resource material• a 12 page answer book.INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATESAnswer three questions, one from each section.Write your answers in the separate answer book provided.INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATESEach question carries 40 marks.The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question.You are reminded that assessment will take into account the quality of written communicationused in your answers.JD(S10-1182-01)
  • 2. 2 FM2: British and American Film Answer three questions – one from each section. Section A: Producers and Audiences Choose one question from this section.Either1. Study the items in Part A of the resource material, which includes: – a poster and information for the independent film In Bruges – an extract from an article on independent US films – information on independent film in the United States. Use this material, together with your own studies, to answer the following question: How do independent films sometimes achieve success? [40]or2. Study the items in Part B of the resource material, which include: – an extract from the iTunes website – internet information on LOVEFiLM – internet information on the release platform of a new film. Use this material, together with your own studies, to answer the following question: How far are new technologies changing the way audiences watch films? [40](1182-01)
  • 3. 3 Section B: British Film Topics Choose one question from this section.British Film and GenreYou should discuss a minimum of two British films in your answer and base it on one of the following:Horror or Comedy.Either3. To what extent do the films you have studied for this topic try to narrate specifically ‘British’ stories? [40]or4. In what ways do genre conventions determine how particular characters are represented in the films you have studied for this topic? [40]British Film and StarsYou should discuss a minimum of two British films in your answer and base it on one of the following:Julie Christie or Ewan McGregor.Either5. In what ways does the presence of your chosen star contribute to the making of meaning in the films you have studied for this topic? [40]or6. ‘We have expectations of stars which are often fulfilled in their films.’ How far is this true of your chosen British star? [40]British Film and Production CompaniesYou should discuss a minimum of two British films in your answer and base it on one of the following:Ealing Studios or Working Title.Either7. How important is genre in giving a specific identity to the films you have studied for your chosen production company? [40]or8. How far can it be argued that your chosen production company has a particular set of British values or attitudes? [40](1182-01) Turn over.
  • 4. 4 British Film: Cultural Study You should discuss a minimum of two British films in your answer and base it on one of the following: Swinging Britain 1963-1973 or Thatcher’s Britain: the 1980s. Either 9. In what ways does the dramatic power of the films you have studied for this topic depend on the clash between conflicting values? [40] or 10. How far do the narratives of the films you have studied for this topic challenge typical representations of gender? [40] British Film: Social-Political Study – ‘Living with Crime’ You should discuss a minimum of two British films in your answer. Either 11. How far do the films you have studied for this topic use suspense in order to capture the feeling of ‘living with crime’? [40] or 12. How are criminals represented in the films you have studied for this topic? [40] British Film: Identity Study – ‘Borders and Belonging’ You should discuss a minimum of two British films in your answer. Either 13. In what ways are borders – either real or symbolic – central to the narrative of the films you have studied for this topic? [40] or 14. What are some of the different ways in which power is represented in the films you have studied for this topic? [40] Section C: American Film – Comparative Study Choose one question from this section. You should compare a minimum of two American films in your answer. Either 15. How far do the American films you have studied for this topic depend on well established narrative and/or genre conventions? [40] or 16. How far do the American films you have studied for this topic express similar messages and values to one another? [40](1182-01)
  • 5. GCE AS/A level 1182/01-A FILM STUDIES FM2 British and American Film A.M. WEDNESDAY, 19 May 2010 21⁄2 hours Resource Material for use with Section A 01 1182 01ACJ*(S10-1182-01A)
  • 6. 2 PART AStudy the items in Part A, the resource material for use with Section A, Question 1.Item 1: a poster and information for the independent film In Bruges (2008) US UK Opening Weekend (£) £268,000 £343,760 Box Office Takings to £4.6 million £4.7 million June 2008 (£) Budget (estimated) £8.9 millionAfter excellent box office takings for an independent film in both the US and UK, In Bruges,released in February 2008, starts to show profit within four months. With high DVD salesexpected, In Bruges is set to make a big profit. - box office and budget figures, imdb.com(1182-01A)
  • 7. 3Item 2: an extract from an article on independent US filmsThe Indie GameThe secret to success is a Hollywood star.By Edward Jay EpsteinPosted Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 Even after securing the money, and making the movie, the indie producer faces one further challenge: getting the movie into American multiplexes. But if an indie movie has a Hollywood star, it can improve its chances, especially in those festivals - such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Toronto - that depend on celebrity stars for publicity. 03 -www.edwardjayepstein.com/indie 1182 01AItem 3: information on independent film in the United StatesIndependence Day - independent films gaining in popularityIn the past few years, a growing segment of moviegoers has been drawnto independent films - with not an explosion, avalanche, or Julia Roberts tobe found in the scripts.The number of independent films released in theaters has doubled in thepast decade - from 165 in 1990 to 338 last year. And there are now twocable channels devoted solely to broadcasting independent films, theSundance Channel and the Independent Film Channel (IFC).- www.findarticles.com(1182-01A) Turn over.
  • 8. 4 PART BStudy the items in Part B, the resource material for use with Section A, Question 2.Item 1: an extract from the iTunes websiteGo from the silver screen to any screen. Rent or buy your favorite movies on your computer,iPhone, iPod touch, or Apple TV. Then play them anywhere you want. iTunes helps you builda go-anywhere, open-anytime multiplex. - www.apple.com/itunes/whatson/movies.htmItem 2: internet information on LOVEFiLM How LOVEFiLM DVD Rental works: • Choose from over 65,000 titles • We deliver it by 1st class post straight to your door • Watch it at your leisure with no late fees • Return it in the pre-paid envelope provided Sign up now for your 14 day FREE trial! www.lovefilm.com(1182-01A)
  • 9. 5Item 3: internet information on the release platform of a new film Straight to your laptop ...Paramount Pictures is releasing what it says is the first studio-backed feature film to premiereonline. On Dec 19, the studio will make the latest instalment in the Jackass franchise availablethrough Blockbuster’s Movielink service. • From Dec 19, Jackass 2.5 can be streamed free for one week • From Dec 26, the movie can be downloaded from pay-to-own sites such as iTunes and Amazon’s Unbox • From Jan 1, streaming sites will let viewers watch the movie for free • From February, Jackass 2.5 reaches cable and satellite TV on-demand services. - www.last100.com(1182-01A

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