WJEC A-Level Film Studies 2019Watch
I’m struggling to memorise everything for the exam. I’m trying really hard but I just feel so overwhelmed.
Does anyone have any predictions or advice for the exam?
If it helps at all, I will be doing:
- Some Like It Hot
- Do The Right Thing
- No Country for Old Men
- Shaun of the Dead
In terms of the actual exam, you should aim to spend about 50 minutes on each question, and remember you don't have to compare the films (aside from Do the Right Thing and Some Like It Hot). My tutor recommended the following structure for each paragraph:
Point, Scene Example, Analysis, Link to Context/Spectatorship/Auteur, Link Back to the Question. Always try and reach a conclusion. Good luck!
Also struggling on auter for Vertigo and Blade runner!
As evident in the opening sequence we can see that being in Thatcher's Britain has impacted the film. The ideologies surrounding this can be seen through the politically extreme viewpoints put forth within the film. A good example is Combos speech where he exercises an extremely right-wing political ideology - shown through his attitudes to immigration and other people appearing to 'steal jobs'.
Combos speech also shows the different ideological viewpoints held by both skinhead gangs. Woody's gang represent the traditional skinhead cultural which was found by jamaican and english people bonding through music, they represent the importance of the skinhead identity, evident through the mise-en-scene (their clothing being doc martens, fred perry shirts and braces as well as the signature shaved head) HOWEVER Combo's gang show how the skinhead culture was turned around - changing from an inclusive community to an exclusive community who exercises violence towards those who they feel distributes their freedom and english solidarity.
More ideological approaches can be taken through the class system and the films representation of working class Britain, ideological approach of racism, friendship, war and families.
Hope this helps, If anyone has anymore questions I will try my best to help. I have been tutoring a few people and have received A grades on all past mocks xx
Kinda freaking out, I've done ok in my mocks but I dont feel at all prepared for this, the notes my teacher has given me are confusing and we haven't been given any other resources...
For silent film, experimental film and documentary film in Paper 2, the structure is the same, except you only do two main paragraphs, and of course, you only have to discuss one film.
I do City of God, Pan's Labyrinth, Sunrise, Amy and Pulp Fiction!