Gives students the confidence to tackle various parts of the WJEC A2 level Film Studies course. The authors, who have experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. They also include more than 60 colour images and case studies relevant to the 2009 specification.
"A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction, Second Edition" gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC A2 level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. The second edition has been re-designed and re-written to follow the new WJEC A2 syllabus for 2009 teaching onwards and is supported by a companion website offering further advice and activities.There is a chapter for each exam topic including: the small scale research project; the creative project; aspects of a national cinema - Bollywood, Iranian. Japanese, and Mexican; International Film Styles - German and/or Soviet; Surrealism; Neo-Realism; and New Waves Specialist studies - Urban Stories and Empowering Women Spectatorship topics; Early cinema before 1917; Documentary; Experimental and expanded film/video; Popular film and emotional responses; and the single film critical study - every film covered.Specifically designed to be user friendly, the second edition of "A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction" has a new text design to make the book easy to follow, includes more than 60 colour images and is packed with features such as: case studies relevant to the 2009 specification; activities on films like "All About My Mother", "10", "Vertigo" and "City of God".; It includes: key terms; example exam questions; suggestions for further reading; and website resources. Matched to the new WJEC specification, "A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction" covers everything students need to study as part of the course.
Introduction Part 1: FM3 Film Research and Creative ProjectsIntroduction to FM3The Small Scale Research ProjectPractical Application of LearningPart 2: FM4: Varieties of Film Experience -- Issues and Debates -- Section A: World CinemaIntroduction to FM4Aspects of a National Cinema: Bollywood 1990-presentAspects of a National Cinema: Iranian Cinema 1990-presentAspects of a National Cinema: Japanese cinema 1950-1970Aspects of a National Cinema: Mexican cinema 1990-presentInternational Film Styles: German and/or Soviet Cinema of the 1920sInternational Film Styles: SurrealismInternational Film Styles: Neo-RealismInternational Film Styles: New WavesSpecialist Study 1: Urban Stories -- Power, Poverty and ConflictSpecialist Study 2: Empowering WomenPart 3: FM4 Varieties of Film Experience- Issues and Debates-Section B: Spectatorship TopicsSpectatorship and Early Cinema before 1917Spectatorship and DocumentarySpectatorship: Experimental and Expanded Film/VideoSpectatorship: Popular Film and Emotional ResponsePart 4: FM4 Varieties of Film Experience- Issues and Debates-Section C: Single Film-Critical StudyIntroduction to Single Film Critical StudiesModern Times (Chaplin, US, 1936)Les Enfants du Paradis (Carne, France, 1945)Vertigo (Hitchcock, US, 1958)The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo, Algeria/Italy, 1966)Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss (Van Peebles, US, 1971)Solaris (Tarkovsky, USSR, 1972)Happy Together (Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong, 1997)Fight Club (Fincher, US, 1999)Talk to Her (Almodovar, Spain, 2002)Morvern Callar (Ramsey, UK, 2002)