Film Reviews AS Film Studies
Reasons to see a film <ul><li>Star </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>Literary source </li></ul><ul><li>Technolo...
Advertising <ul><li>Above the line </li></ul><ul><li>Paid for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adverts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pos...
Advertising <ul><li>Below the line </li></ul><ul><li>Not paid for directly……..But cost e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews ...
Film Reviews <ul><li>Who reads them? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do they appear? </li></ul><ul><li>How much do they influence ...
The anatomy of a film review <ul><li>Film reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Often formulaic </li></ul><ul><li>Need to sell newspap...
Film title Headline
Illustration giving general sense of the film
Name checks Similar films to give cross reference Film name check Brief overview of the film
<ul><li>Vital statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Year </li></ul><ul><li>Country </li></ul><ul><li>Cert </li></ul><ul><li>Runtime...
Who plays what part Character descriptions Quality comments
Background to the film Opinion on the move to film Specific examples Style and tone/sympathies
Cross reference Name checks
Personal opinion Use of 1st person Comment on marketing (Critical)
Film name check Context (historical in this case) Mood of the film
Other common elements <ul><li>Star rating </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Clearer indication of appeal </li...
Action <ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>You need to write a review using these guidelines for a film of your choice </li...
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Film Studies lesson 18th October 2010

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  1. 1. Film Reviews AS Film Studies
  2. 2. Reasons to see a film <ul><li>Star </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>Literary source </li></ul><ul><li>Technology e.g.3D </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advertising <ul><li>Above the line </li></ul><ul><li>Paid for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adverts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trailers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Advertising <ul><li>Below the line </li></ul><ul><li>Not paid for directly……..But cost e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet-the-star events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal appearances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. chat shows </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Film Reviews <ul><li>Who reads them? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do they appear? </li></ul><ul><li>How much do they influence success? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The anatomy of a film review <ul><li>Film reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Often formulaic </li></ul><ul><li>Need to sell newspapers/magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Aware of need to follow the trend </li></ul>
  7. 7. Film title Headline
  8. 8. Illustration giving general sense of the film
  9. 9. Name checks Similar films to give cross reference Film name check Brief overview of the film
  10. 10. <ul><li>Vital statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Year </li></ul><ul><li>Country </li></ul><ul><li>Cert </li></ul><ul><li>Runtime </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>Key cast </li></ul>
  11. 11. Who plays what part Character descriptions Quality comments
  12. 12. Background to the film Opinion on the move to film Specific examples Style and tone/sympathies
  13. 13. Cross reference Name checks
  14. 14. Personal opinion Use of 1st person Comment on marketing (Critical)
  15. 15. Film name check Context (historical in this case) Mood of the film
  16. 16. Other common elements <ul><li>Star rating </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Clearer indication of appeal </li></ul>
  17. 17. Action <ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>You need to write a review using these guidelines for a film of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>Word processed </li></ul><ul><li>I am not in on Friday, so you have that time to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline - placed in C13 for me to collect and mark over half term </li></ul>
  18. 18. Film Reviews AS Film Studies

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