Contemporary resurgence

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Contemporary resurgence

  1. 1. Hints.. <ul><li>Levi Strauss </li></ul><ul><li>Propps theory </li></ul><ul><li>Todorov’s theory </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative arc </li></ul><ul><li>Film language </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to a character </li></ul>
  2. 2. SECTION B – SPECTATORSHIP ISSUES <ul><li>Exam question </li></ul>
  3. 3. Exemplar examinations questions <ul><li>Introduction - what is a documentary. Revise a definition. What are you going to write about. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your answer with reference to at least two documentaries. Include director and year. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss in depth with reference to scenes, codes and conventions, types, technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast, different historical times, different directors work, same subject matter different times. Consider context. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The contemporary resurgence of documentary
  5. 5. Why… <ul><li>Buena Vista Social club had viewers queuing whilst There’s Something about Mary had 3 people in. </li></ul><ul><li>Filmmakers began to view documentary with cinema in mind! </li></ul><ul><li>Touching the Void & One Day in September both were grand scale films using cinematic devices the latter had Michael Douglas narrating! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Morgan Spurlock and Michael Moore <ul><li>Michael Moore mixed styles, had a modern pace, structure and energy that set them apart from their predecessors </li></ul><ul><li>Super Size Me -Its effects were wide reaching - and forced a drop in worldwide profits for MacDonalds </li></ul><ul><li>Subsequently recreated the 30 days doc genre </li></ul>
  7. 7. Technology <ul><li>Has had an massive impact on all the documentaries we have watched! </li></ul><ul><li>And in turn the reality they have shown us! </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheet activity </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Both Moore and Spurlock success have helped bring attention to the documentary exhibition, the internet where countless sites now offer downloadable documentaries </li></ul><ul><li>Made using modern consumer products all can make documentaries - nobody limited to create </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary is now fashionable! </li></ul>

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