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  • 1. Starter TaskJames Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ is the most successful filmof all time!It grossed over $2,783,918,982 at the global box officeand broke all kinds of financial recordsThere are many reasons for why Avatar was sosuccessful Working alone create a list of the THREE most important factors that contribute to a films success
  • 2. Learning ObjectivesIntroduce:‘Section A’
  • 3. Fm2 - Section AFM2 Section AYou exam is split in to three sections and you will be expectedto answer ONE question for each sectionSection A – Audience & ProducersSection B – British Cinema – Living With CrimeSection C – Comparative Analysis of TWO US Films
  • 4. Fm2 - Section ASECTION A – Audience & ProducersPrevious exam questions have asked: “How important are film franchises for producers and audiences?” “What can be done to attract bigger audiences to UK films?” ‘The current revolution in technology is changing the way both producers and audiences think of film and the film experience’ – How far do you agree with this statement? “What factors contribute to a films success or failure at the box office?”
  • 5. Fm2 - Section ASECTION A – Audience & ProducersIn your exam you will be given a resources pack containingTWO resources• Box office figures• Marketing Materials (posters etc.)• Articles on the film industry• Information about: • Certain stars • Film franchises • Film reviews • Technological advancements • And more… • Take a few moments to look over a past paper and familiarise yourself with the format
  • 6. Fm2 - Section ASECTION A – Audience & ProducersThere are many possible questions and areas of study inSection A. We will be covering:• Modern Hollywood film industry• Mainstream & Independent Films• Modern British film industry• Marketing / promotion• Each process a film goes through from conception to Blu- Ray• Film Stars and their role in Hollywood• Reason for a films success or failure• Film Technologies• Role of the Audiences
  • 7. Fm2 - Section ASECTION A – Audience & ProducersThe questions you will be presented with will be genericquestions about one of the areas covered in the last slideFor example “What factors contribute to a films success or failure at the box office?”You will be EXPECTED to use your OWN CASE STUDIES toanswer this question and refer to films that you have studiedAs a result we will be continually carrying out case studies sowhen you enter the exam you will have detailed examples foreach possible scenario
  • 8. ANY QUESTIONS?
  • 9. Learning Objectives
  • 10. Fm2 - Section ASECTION A – Audience & ProducersThe questions you will be presented with will be genericquestions about one of the areas covered in the last slideFor example