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Codes and Conventions       GCSE Film      Superheroes
What are C&C?• The detailed rules of the genre (type of  film). The Micro and Macro aspects we  come to expect• C&C make i...
What make up the C&C?•   Setting•   Themes•   Characters•   Props•   Narrative & Plot•   Style
Setting• Often American city• Place where crime  happens• Big locations where  things can go  wrong!• Secret base or HQ
Themes• Public – things  that affect  everyone• Private –  things that  affect the  main  characters  only
Characters• Must be heroic• Or a villain• Or a damsel• Or a victim/general public• Hero’s are often  recognisable as norma...
Props• Significant  items that we  expect                     Macguffin = a significant object                     around ...
Narrative & Plot• At its simplest;  Good V Evil• Often a  franchise  (series of films)• Often starts  with heroes  origin ...
Style• Includes  micro  elements to  build up a  specific  ‘look’ or  ‘feel’• This may  link to  original  comics, or  sta...
Task• Kick Ass• Iron Man 2• Blade 2• Watch the clips and fill in the grid trying to  pick out key codes and conventions
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  1. 1. Codes and Conventions GCSE Film Superheroes
  2. 2. What are C&C?• The detailed rules of the genre (type of film). The Micro and Macro aspects we come to expect• C&C make it easier to understand the film and easier to make it
  3. 3. What make up the C&C?• Setting• Themes• Characters• Props• Narrative & Plot• Style
  4. 4. Setting• Often American city• Place where crime happens• Big locations where things can go wrong!• Secret base or HQ
  5. 5. Themes• Public – things that affect everyone• Private – things that affect the main characters only
  6. 6. Characters• Must be heroic• Or a villain• Or a damsel• Or a victim/general public• Hero’s are often recognisable as normal people• Hero’s are also something people aspire to be – are cool• Hero’s always want to do good, fight for truth and justice (and the American way?)
  7. 7. Props• Significant items that we expect Macguffin = a significant object around which the plot revolves
  8. 8. Narrative & Plot• At its simplest; Good V Evil• Often a franchise (series of films)• Often starts with heroes origin story• Often High Concept (simple plot, big SFX and budget)
  9. 9. Style• Includes micro elements to build up a specific ‘look’ or ‘feel’• This may link to original comics, or stay throughout franchise
  10. 10. Task• Kick Ass• Iron Man 2• Blade 2• Watch the clips and fill in the grid trying to pick out key codes and conventions
  • MGenerGarcia

    Jun. 27, 2017
  • KatieSalmon3

    Apr. 20, 2017
  • jdguy1203

    Jun. 10, 2015

Codes and conventions of the superhero film for GCSE Film

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