This book is for teachers of Media Studies and English who are responsible for delivering this exciting and demanding area of the curriculum. Suitable for both new and experienced teachers, it provides a range of approaches from the focused teaching of film in Media Studies to the use of film as support material in English courses. Clear explanations of the key concepts and ideas for film study are accompanied by a series of case studies, providing practical advice and exercises for every classroom environment. It includes: different approaches to using film in the classroom; an introduction to key concepts for studying film; an overview of influential critical and academic perspectives; a survey of historical and industrial contexts for production and consumption of film; and case studies of films within particular genres, Action films, Comic book adaptations and Teen movies. The guide is supported by extensive online resources to help the busy teacher get the most out of their students.
JAMES BAKER is Head of Media Studies at Hurtwood House School in Surrey. He is the author of several media textbooks, a freelance writer and teacher trainer in media education and a senior examiner for a major examining board. PATRICK TOLAND is an experienced teacher of Media Studies, English and Philosophy at Hurtwood House School and a freelance writer.
Introduction.- Assessment contexts.- Schemes of work:.- Introduction to film language.- Adapting Shakespeare for the screen.- Teaching science fiction.- Introducing cinema from other cultures.- Part 1 Teaching film.- 1. Teaching issues.- 2. Methodologies.- Part 2 Studying film.- 1. Key concepts Film language Messages and values Audiences Producers Narrative Character Genres Authorship.- 2. The Hollywood film industry Timeline Hollywood studio system Hollywood today Hollywood and film language The Star system Hollywood audiences.- 3. Other film industries The UK film industry The Japanese film industry.- Part 3 Case studies.- 1. Future perfect? Sci-fi films.- 2. Creating an impact: Action films.- 3. Watch yourself: Teen films.- 4. Comic book superheroes.- 5. Sound and fury: Adapting Shakespeare.- 6. Love and laughter: Romcoms.- 7. A picture or 100 words: Literary adaptations.- 8. Animated business: Animated features.