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Yr12 f l2

  1. 1. British Horror: Characters and Representation Year 12 Film 26/2/14
  2. 2. Aims and Objectives Aims: To continue to explore British horror. Focusing on characters. Objectives: - To explore character conventions within horror. - To create character profiles for all characters in Dracula, 28 Days Later and The Descent.
  3. 3. Essay Questions How far are the messages and values of the films you have studied for this topic shaped by genre conventions? Using particular sequences from the films you have studied for this topic, explore the representation of key characters. What can be described as distinctively ‘British’ in particular sequences from the films you have studied for this topic? How far are the storylines in the films you have studied for this topic typically British? How are narrative devices used to increase the impact of horror or comedy in the films you have studied for this topic? How is gender represented in the horror or comedy films you have studied for this topic?
  4. 4. Essay Questions How far are the messages and values of the films you have studied for this topic shaped by genre conventions? Using particular sequences from the films you have studied for this topic, explore the representation of key characters. What can be described as distinctively ‘British’ in particular sequences from the films you have studied for this topic? How far are the storylines in the films you have studied for this topic typically British? How are narrative devices used to increase the impact of horror or comedy in the films you have studied for this topic? How is gender represented in the horror or comedy films you have studied for this topic?
  5. 5. Characters: Dracula How are these key characters represented? How is gender represented? Dr Abraham Van HelsingCount DraculaJonathon Harker Lucy Vampire WomanArthur and Mina
  6. 6. Characters: The Descent How are these key characters represented? How is gender represented? Monsters Jessica (daughter) Paul (Husband) Juno Sarah Holly Rebecca Sam Beth
  7. 7. Essay Task: Read through the essay as a class. • Be as thorough as possible to ensure you have a clear understanding of all the themes and terminology. • Make notes on all the key points as this will be essential for your essay response.
  8. 8. Characters: 28 Days Later How are these key characters represented? How is gender represented? Selena Jim ZombiesMajor Henry WestSoldiers Frank and Hannah
  9. 9. Character Profiles Task: Create a character profile (PowerPoint/Word document) on each character for all three films. Consider: Representation of Gender Impact on the narrative
  10. 10. Enigma Code • In an opening sequence film makers ask a question to the audience, which remains unanswered for the most of the film. • This technique is called the Enigma code and it is similar to a cliff-hanger. What is the enigma code of all 3 films?
  11. 11. What makes these films scary? Dracula The Descent 28 Days Later Narrative? Monsters? Fears? Characters? Camerawork? Sound?

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