A2 Film Studies (Essentials 2nd Revised edition)

A2 Film Studies (Essentials 2nd Revised edition)

By: Sarah Casey Benyahia (author), John White (author), Freddie Gaffney (author)Paperback

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A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction 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 at www.alevelfilmstudies.co.uk 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; and Popular film and emotional responses * 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 sixty 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 * key terms * example exam questions * suggestions for further reading and website resources. Matched to the current WJEC specification, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction covers everything students need to study as part of the course.

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About Author

Sarah Casey Benyahia is a teacher of Film and Media Studies. She is the author of Teaching Contemporary British Cinema (2005) and co-author of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction (2nd edition, 2008). Freddie Gaffney is Principal Moderator for Film Studies FM1 and FM4 with the WJEC. He is also a screenwriter, filmmaker and Deputy Head of Faculty of Communication Media at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. He is co-author of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction (2nd edition, 2008). John White is an A-level examiner for Film Studies with the WJEC and a teacher of Film, English and Media at Parkside Community College and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He is co-author of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction (2nd edition, 2008), co-editor of 50 Key British Films (2008) and also of 50 Key American Films (2009).

Contents

Introduction Part 1: FM3 Film Research and Creative Projects Introduction to FM3 The Small Scale Research Project Practical Application of Learning Part 2: FM4: Varieties of Film Experience -- Issues and Debates -- Section A: World Cinema Introduction to FM4 Aspects of a National Cinema: Bollywood 1990-present Aspects of a National Cinema: Iranian Cinema 1990-present Aspects of a National Cinema: Japanese cinema 1950-1970 Aspects of a National Cinema: Mexican cinema 1990-present International Film Styles: German and/or Soviet Cinema of the 1920s International Film Styles: Surrealism International Film Styles: Neo-Realism International Film Styles: New Waves Specialist Study 1: Urban Stories -- Power, Poverty and Conflict Specialist Study 2: Empowering Women Part 3: FM4 Varieties of Film Experience- Issues and Debates-Section B: Spectatorship Topics Spectatorship and Early Cinema before 1917 Spectatorship and Documentary Spectatorship: Experimental and Expanded Film/Video Spectatorship: Popular Film and Emotional Response Part 4: FM4 Varieties of Film Experience- Issues and Debates-Section C: Single Film-Critical Study Introduction to Single Film Critical Studies Modern 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)

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415454360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780415454360
  • weight: 940
  • ISBN10: 0415454360
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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