A2 FILM STUDIES
FM4 section B
POPULAR CINEMA & EMOTIONAL RESPONSE
THE DARK KNIGHT HOMEWORK
RESEARCH INTO THE APPEAL OF THE FILM
Conduct some research using Google and other sources to find answers to the question below. Your answers will help to offer some understanding of the appeal of the film on a macro level.
1. THE DARK KNIGHT
contextual information and critical response
When was TDK released? 2.
Who directed the TDK? What else has he directed? 3.
How much has the film made at the box office Internationally? 4.
Research the critical response to the film at the time. What things were said about the film? Find 2 quotations and write them below.
the Super Hero Genre
When did the super hero genre come about in Mainstream film
what was the first Super Hero film and how was it received by audiences? 2.
What is significant about the development of the superhero genre in the last 10 -15 years? 3.
How popular are superhero genre films? Look at all time box office figures on www.boxofficemojo.com to make some conclusions here. 4.
What is the appeal of Batman films? Why do audiences like them? 5.
How recognisable is the Dark Knight in the genre of super hero films? Does it support of challenge the genre? 6.
How does this influence the appeal of the film for audiences and the spectator?