British Film Lesson 1[1], CGS

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British Film Lesson 1[1], CGS

  1. 1. LO: To be able to identify a British film (What makes a film ‘British’?)
  2. 2. The British Council defines a British film as one which has a minimum of three of the following six criteria: <ul><li>1. A British producer </li></ul><ul><li>2. A British production team </li></ul><ul><li>3. A British director e.g. Brit films </li></ul><ul><li>4. A predominantly British cast e.g. Four Wed </li></ul><ul><li>5. A subject matter that informs the British experience e.g. East is East </li></ul><ul><li>6. A British identity as defined by the bfi in the release review in Sight & Sound . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Producer: (Has the greatest involvement) 1. A representative of the film Studio (CEO) 2. A production Company 3. An individual(s) = They all do the same job – they MAKE the film and everything that involves – hiring crew, casting directors, deciding on locations, actors, overseeing script changes, organising editors, working closely with the director, having final say on many decisions Producers are the management of the film Directors are the creators of the film
  4. 4. Watch the following clip: <ul><li>Best British Film BAFTA 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Write down which criteria make these films British – also consider location, costume, characters </li></ul><ul><li>1. A British producer </li></ul><ul><li>2. A British production team </li></ul><ul><li>3. A British director </li></ul><ul><li>4. A predominantly British cast </li></ul><ul><li>5. A subject matter that informs the British experience </li></ul><ul><li>6. A British identity as defined by the bfi in the release review in Sight & Sound . </li></ul>
  5. 5. This is England opening credits http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JBpJ4ZuFP8E Eastern promises trailer http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iq_M8EOC4zA Useful Links
  6. 6. MAC room research task – Watch the trailers of these 3 very different films Decide if they are British or not using the British Council Criteria – fill in the table provided

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