Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
FM4 B Emotion TDK Lesson 3 Context Appeal Stars Characters

FM4 B Emotion TDK Lesson 3 Context Appeal Stars Characters

Ratings: (0)|Views: 92 |Likes:
Published by candifilmstudies

More info:

Published by: candifilmstudies on Feb 11, 2014
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

02/11/2014

pdf

text

original

 
 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
1.
 
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.
 
 
2. APPEAL
 –
 the Super Hero Genre
1.
 
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?
 
 A2 FILM STUDIES
– 
 FM4 section B
– 
 POPULAR CINEMA & EMOTIONAL RESPONSE
3. APPEAL
 –
 ideological values - the defeat of terrorism and reinstatement of American Supremacy
1.
 
What is the basic plot of TDK? 2.
 
Do you agree that it can be seen as a reworking of the issues around 9/11? 3.
 
How might the film play on our fears and social anxieties of terrorism? 4.
 
Who would the plot for this film appeal to? 5.
 
Who might take an oppositional reading to this meaning in the film?
3. THE MAKING OF A STAR
The Dark Knight enjoys some of its success on account of the range of performances by its use of STARS.
Carry out some research on the two main actors and answer the questions below:
 
Christian Bale
1.
 
What kind of characters has he played before? 2.
 
What did you know about his career before and after the film? 3.
 
What different responses have you found about his performance in THE DARK KNIGHT? (i.e. what did people think about his performance?) Find 3 quotes to support your ideas here.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->