A2 FILM STUDIES SECTION A – URBAN STORIES: POWER, POVERTY & CONFLICTFalling Metaphor (00:50)Can you explain the metaphor?The opening credits and the footage of real life rioting are accompanied by Bob Marley and the Wailers’song “Burning and Lootin”What is the significance of the song?
Sayid’s IntroductionComment on the camera movement and mise-en-scene in the first scene of thefilmWhat does this scene tell us about Sayid? How are the police represented in this scene?
Describe Vinz’s roomWhat American references are there in these scenes?What do we learn about the two characters and their background duringthese scenes?
What does Vinz’s relationship and conversation with his family tell us?
Hubert’s IntroductionWhat do we find out about Hubert during this scene?What does the bedroom tell us about Hubert?What about his relationship with his family?Hubert is unable to help his sister with her Math’s homework – What point is the director trying to makehere?
What does Hubert see when he looks out of his window?What is the relevance of the DJ and where else can this relevance be seen in the film? (18:55 – 23:00)
Describe the Mise-en-scene – discuss its relevance and connotations“Toilet Scene” – (48:25)What is the relevance of the mirrors shot at the start of this scene?What is the argument between Vinz and Hubert about?
What point do you think the man in the toilet is trying to make?“In the City”Why was Vin chosen to access the intercom when trying to contact Snoopy / Asterix?What are the connotations of this? & What does this scene connote about Paris?
Interrogation (103:25)What is the relevance of Vinz in the cinema before this and the connotation of the sceneComment on the Micro and Macro elements of the scene“Up on the roof”What is the function of the clock all the way through this sequence?What does Sayid see and what does he say?
What do you think the shot of the Eiffel Tower means?What is the meaning of Vinz’s statement, “I feel like an ant in intergalactic space”
“The End”Comment on the Micro and Macro elements of the end of the film: