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Cch analysis 2016

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Cch analysis 2016

  1. 1. DOES CATHY COME HOME (KENLOACH, 1966) STATUS AS A DOCU-DRAMA MEAN THAT IT IS LESS POWERFUL AS A PIECE OF CINEMA?
  2. 2. BACKGROUND • CATHY COME HOME SCRIPTWRITER JEREMY SANDFORD CAME FROM A JOURNALISM BACKGROUND. • FOLLOWING THE EVICTION OF HIS NEIGHBOURS IN 1961, HE WAS SO APPALLED BY THEIR SUBSEQUENT LIVING CONDITIONS THAT HE WROTE AN EXPOSE IN THE OBSERVER • THIS ARTICLE WAS THEN FOLLOWED BY AN ITEM ON THE BBCS PANORAMA BEFORE BEING DEVELOPED INTO A RADIO DOCUMENTARY ENTITLED HOMELESS FAMILIES (1961) • THIS METICULOUS RESEARCH IS WHAT FORMED THE BACKBONE OF HIS TELEVISION DOCUDRAMA
  3. 3. AUDIENCE REACTION AND SOCIAL CHANGE • CATHY COME HOME HAS BEEN CREDITED WITH BOTH CHANGING THE LAW GOVERNING HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION AND LAUNCHING THE HOUSING CHARITY “SHELTER” • AFTER ITS FIRST BROADCAST IN NOVEMBER 1966, CATHY COME HOME PROVOKED A PUBLIC OUTCRY. • THE BBC'S SWITCHBOARD CRASHED BECAUSE SO MANY VIEWERS CALLED IN TO ASK WHAT THEY COULD DO TO HELP. • THE HOUSING CHARITY SHELTER RELEASED A POSTER THE DAY AFTER THE JANUARY REPEAT SCREENING STATING THERE ARE “LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF CATHY'S IN BRITAIN AT THIS MOMENT” • THE CAMPAIGN RECEIVED £50,000 IN THE FIRST MONTH. • LOACH AND SANDFORD WERE ALSO INVITED TO THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING TO DISCUSS THE HOUSING CRISIS.
  4. 4. SCENE ANALYSIS: CARAVAN SCENE • HOW DOES THIS SCENE PROVOKE AUDIENCE REACTION?
  5. 5. SCENE ANALYSIS: ENDING • HOW DOES THIS SCENE PROVOKE AN AUDIENCE REACTION? • ARE THERE ANY SIMILARITIES THAT CAN BE DRAWN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE FILM?
  6. 6. ESSAY • HOW FAR IS THE SPECTATOR CHALLENGED BY ISSUES OF MANIPULATION IN DOCUMENTARY FILM? REFER TO THE FILMS YOU HAVE STUDIED FOR THIS TOPIC. • YOUR ANSWER SHOULD INCLUDE AT LEAST 2 DETAILED SCENE ANALYSIS, THEORY AND TERMINOLOGY THROUGHOUT.

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