A2 Film Studies<br />The Battle of Algiers - Critical reaction and spectator perception<br />Does the film represent the French in a negative way?<br />Does the film support or ‘glamourize’ terrorism?<br />Algerian independence – a timeline<br />http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2006/11/a-chronology-of-the-algerian-war-of-independence/5277/ <br />Read through this first – then progress to the critical views of the film<br />Critical reaction – sources<br /><ul><li>Imdb –details of awards won
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/may2004/boal-m29.shtml </li></ul>Past exam question<br />Consider debates that have arisen in the critical reception of your chosen film, either at the<br />time of its initial release or now or both.<br />Using the structure provided, plan an answer to the question above<br /><ul><li>Introduction – details of the film / details of Algeria gaining of independenceYour view of the film – representation of the French / representation of FLN & Algerians / ability (or not) to emotionally engage with the filmAwards won – what do the awards signify about the film?Representation of the French – what is said? Details from articles – quote and name sourcesRepresentation of the Algerians – what is said? Details from articles – quote and name sourcesIs the film historically accurate? What do the sources say? Do you agree?What lessons does the film offer about how to conduct contemporary conflicts? Consider what is said in the materials about IraqConclusion – summary of views about the film – what is the overall critical reception of the film?