AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction by Sarah Casey Benyahia

By Sarah Casey Benyahia

AS movie stories: the fundamental Introduction supplies scholars the boldness to take on all the pieces of the WJEC AS point movie reviews direction. The authors, who've vast ranging adventure as lecturers, examiners and authors, introduce scholars step-by-step, to the abilities fascinated with the learn of movie. the second one variation follows the hot WJEC syllabus for 2008 instructing onwards and has a better half site with extra assets for college students and teachers.

Specifically designed to be consumer pleasant, the second one variation of AS movie reports: the fundamental creation has a brand new textual content layout to make the booklet effortless to keep on with, contains greater than a hundred color photographs and is jam filled with gains such as:

  • Case reviews correct to the 2008 specification
  • Activities on movies together with Little leave out Sunshine, Pirates of the Caribbean & The Descent
  • Key phrases
  • Example examination questions
  • Suggestions for extra analyzing and site resources

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Choose one of the two scenes from Seven mentioned above and write a 600-word analysis of the way in which the acting performance is used to convey meanings to the audience and/or to generate particular emotional responses in the audience. You should work hard here to achieve as microscopic attention to detail as possible. Michael Caine has said film acting is all to do with the eyes: prolonged looks or minute glances towards or away from some object or person can convey (obviously with the assistance of the camera) so much meaning.

In fact, the example involving the film Mildred Pierce given above has been used far too often according to some film examiners and usually with little real understanding of the film. So, important point: make sure you try to come up with your own examples for as many of the general ideas being given here as possible. Take away with you the general points that are being made in any film textbooks and then make sure you try to apply the ideas to films you know. In this way you will gain a much better understanding of the concept itself and have at your disposal an example that is fresh and exciting instead of stale and overused.

Choose one film that you know well that seems to you to use lighting in an interesting way and pick an extract that seems to demonstrate an especially good example of the way in which lighting works in this film. If possible, show your chosen extracts to others and explain in as much detail as possible how you feel lighting is contributing to creating meaning and generating audience response in your film extract. (In order to make a good job of this you will need to practise your delivery. ) Conventional lighting norms Most often in the filming of a commercial film a combination of lighting positions will be used around the main subject.

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