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A2 FILM STUDIES - FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues

with the Case Study Films

FOCUS: Context of time & place – how can time of production & time of setting be seen in the sequence

Sequence 1

Sequence 2

Sequence 3

How is the city seen as a ‘defining presence’? Are there any examples of general struggle. crime or alienation? Are there strangers.FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Representation of The City . familiar landmarks? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 . hedonism.A2 FILM STUDIES .

A2 FILM STUDIES .is the city as a place full of strangers? the pursuit of pleasure & hedonism? landmarks that identify the City? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 .FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Critical Perspectives –Applying Jayne’s theory .

A2 FILM STUDIES . conveyed? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 . strength etc. domination. control.FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: The Representation of power – How is Authority. force..

disadvantaged. deprived.Penniless..how is it portrayed? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 .A2 FILM STUDIES . under privileged.FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Representation of poverty .. destitute.

disobey.A2 FILM STUDIES . battle. clash. incompatible.FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Representation of conflict –Confrontation.how is it portrayed? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 . dispute... oppose.

resolution? Are there any action or enigma codes? Is it a Restricted or Omnipresent narrative? Does the director employ an open or closed ending? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 . disruption.A2 FILM STUDIES .FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Narrative structure – Can you see any of Propp’s stock characters? Does it follow Todorov’s linear narrative of equilibrium.

FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Construction of characters.A2 FILM STUDIES .Who are the main characters? How are they constructed as the protagonists? Do you like them? What issues are they seen to have in relation to the main themes? How are they seen to be the product of their urban environments? What kind of ‘struggle’ do they have? Do they belong to any kind of community? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 .

A2 FILM STUDIES . angles or movement used by the director to help represent the urban environment or the main thematic issues? Are there any devices or signature styles used by the director to communicate their ideas about what it might be like to live in city for the characters? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 .FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Stylistic features – Camera – Are there any specific camera shots.

Are there any specific editing featuers used by the director to help represent the urban environment or the main thematic issues – pace. ellipses etc…? Are there any editing devices or signature styles used by the director to communicate messages about what it might be like to live in city for the characters? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 .FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Stylistic features – Editing . special effects.A2 FILM STUDIES . filters.

FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Stylistic features – Sound . Are there any elements of the script that are particularly important? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 .Are there any specific features of the sound – both diagetic and non-diagetic – used by the director to help represent how the urban environment sounds or feels. set a tone around the main thematic issues or reflect the context of time and place? Are there any sound motifs used by the director to communicate messages about what it might be like to live in city for the characters? How does the use of sub-titling affect our understanding of the dialogue.A2 FILM STUDIES .

Are there any specific aspects of the mes – location. poverty & conflict? Are there any motifs used by the director to communicate messages about what it might be like to live in city for the characters? How does the use of MES help the audience to understand the characters. performance – used by the director to help represent the urban environment. proxemics. plot development and the themes expressed? Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 . costume.FM3 – SECTION A – SPECIALIST FILM STUDY 1 – URBAN STORIES 2012_13_REVISION LESSON 1 – Analysing the Key Issues with the Case Study Films FOCUS: Stylistic features – MES . set context of time and place and reinforce messages about the main themes of power.A2 FILM STUDIES . props. setting.