By Sarah Casey Benyahia
AS movie experiences: the fundamental Introduction offers scholars the boldness to take on all the pieces of the WJEC AS point movie stories path. The authors, who've broad ranging event as lecturers, examiners and authors, introduce scholars step-by-step, to the abilities eager about the research of movie. the second one version follows the recent WJEC syllabus for 2008 educating onwards and has a significant other web site with extra assets for college students and teachers.
Specifically designed to be person pleasant, the second one version of AS movie stories: the basic advent has a brand new textual content layout to make the booklet effortless to keep on with, comprises greater than a hundred color photographs and is jam filled with good points such as:
- Case reports suitable to the 2008 specification
- Activities on motion pictures together with Little leave out Sunshine, Pirates of the Caribbean & The Descent
- Key phrases
- Example examination questions
- Suggestions for additional examining and site resources
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34 MAKING MEANING (FS1) ACTIVITY . . 1 2 If possible, watch the opening to Donnie Darko, Jackie Brown and one other ﬁlm of your choice. Try to find time to discuss these scenes with other people, noting any particular aspects of camerawork you find interesting. Do not be afraid to play and replay these scenes as many times as necessary in order to try to see exactly how the camera is being used. You need to attempt to detach yourself from the narrative so that you are mentally in the position of watching over the shoulder of the cinematographer as the scene is being ﬁlmed.
Be reassured that knowing all of the technical terms here is not what Film Studies is really essentially all about. The important thing is to respond thoughtfully to the way in which the camera is being used to create potential meanings for you as a reader. Try to work out what the ﬁlmmakers are attempting to get you to feel and think about. These are the important things. Asking yourself why this or that technique has been used, this is the crux of the matter. Knowing the technical terms simply allows you to describe in a succinct, shorthand fashion the effect within the ﬁlm that you are attempting to focus upon.
What does that suggest about his character because it certainly seems to add some sort of complication to our understanding of him as the orderly, emotionally controlled, academically minded cop? In a similar way, as Norman Bates leads Marion Crane into his parlour behind the reception area of the Bates Motel in Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960) we cannot avoid noticing the stuffed birds. There is the predatory owl in mid-swoop and then the ominously sharp beaked shadow of a crow, a harbinger of death. Nor should we miss in this scene the paintings of classical nudes on the walls: the female body displayed in all its naked vulnerability before the essentially male gaze.