A2 Film Studies Homework

 

2017-18

13A & 13B Due Friday 5th January

 

Essay: To what extent has your chosen international style developed out of a response to a particular set of factors at a particular moment in history?

Links to the Soviet films can be found here

 

13A & 13B

Research project final draft

You all have individual deadlines for your presentation.  Please bring a printout of all catalogue, script, slides and a cover sheet with you.

13A Due Tuesday 31st October

13B Due Tuesday 31st October

You need to hand in a draft of your completed coursework research project script and catalogue.  Please include any accompanying slides, which can be sent via email to pl@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk or by printing multiple slides on a page to save paper.

Image result for captain america movie

 

13A Due Monday 9th October

13B Due Friday 13th October

Essay (1500 words): To what extent are the stylistic features of your chosen Weimar films influenced by the political and/or cultural climate in which they were produced?

You should refer to at least two fims.  You may refer to your individual study film and Metropolis (bearing in mind that we have not yet looked at this in class).

 

 

13A Due Wednesday 20th September

13B Due Monday 25th September

Select one of the Weimar films from the list below and prepare  a short presentation with images that includes:

Many can be viewed online using the Useful Links page.

 

Choice of Research Films

Der Student Von Prag (The Student Of Prague) (1913)– Paul Wegener/ (1926) - Henrik Galeen

Faust – F. W. Murnau

Der Lestze Mann (The Last Man, though usually known as ‘The Last Laugh’)  – F. W. Murnau

Die Freudlose Gasse (The Joyless Street ) - Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination ("Shadows - a Nocturnal Hallucination", also known in English as Warning Shadows) 1923 - Arthur Robison.

Der Mude Tod (Destiny) – Fritz Lang

Secrets Of A Soul (Geheimnisse einer Seele) - Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) – Paul Leni

The Niebelungen – Fritz Lang

Dr Mabuse, The Gambler – Fritz Lang

Phantom (1922) - F. W. Murnau

Genuine (1920) Robert Wiene

 

2016-17

 

13D & 13E Due Monday 24th April

Complete the first draft of your reflective analysis. 1000 words.  You can find help and advice on this here.

 

13D& 13E Due Tuesday 18th April

Deadline for the final draft of your screenplay.  1800 words.  You can find help and advice on this here.

 

 

13A & 13E Due Monday 20th March

Write an initial draft of at least 1000 words of your screenplay. You can find help and advice on this here.

 

13D & 13E - Due Friday 3rd March

1) Read the sections on Malena from the book by by William Hope in your Popular Film and Emotional Response booklets.  There are spare copies of this on the desk in H4.

2) Read through the slides on Malena that can be found here

3) Write 800 words on how three key sequences from the film attempts to use cinematic devices to stimulate emotional response in the spectator.  Extracts can be found online.

 

13D Due Monday 30th January

13E Due Monday 30th January

Revise for the mock exam.  You will not have to do Section C but will need to choose one question from each of:

Good luck!

 

Also to do over Christmas: You have been given a list of 20 things to (re)learn over the holiday that we have covered so far this term. You will be tested on them in your first lesson back.  If you have not picked up the list, it can be accessed here.

13D Due Wednesday 4th January

13E Due Friday 6th January

Read this article on the emotional effect of the close-up.  It is a fairly challenging read in parts, but give it a go.  Make notes for a discussion on how use of the camera can affect our emotional response.  Link this to an example of your own (any film of your own choosing) and explain your understanding of these terms:  Intimate distance, Personal distance, Social distance, Public distance.  It would be helpful if you can bring in your example or find a link for the first  lesson after Christmas.


 

13D Due Friday 16th December

13E Due Tuesday 13th December

Investigate one of the examples of 1920s Soviet Cinema that you have selected from the list here.

 Prepare a short presentation on which you outline:

•Director and year

•Plot

•Comparisons or contrasts to other contemporary films

•Key features of use of montage or constructivism

•Any critical analysis

Image result for aelita queen of mars

 

13D Due Monday 5th December

13E Due Friday 2nd December

Select any sequence from Pudovkin’s Mother . Analyse the sequence in detail to answer the question:

Is it true to say that Pudovkin’s filmmaking is characterised entirely by its approach to editing?

1000 words

Suggested sequences:

•The father returns home drunk

•The Mother and Son grapple over the guns

•The trial

•The Son learns of the coming prison break

•The breakout

 

13D Due Wednesday 19th November

13E Due Tuesday 18th November

Bring in your work for your final draft of your Small-Scale research project - including the catalogue, presentation script and any slides, handouts or other supporting materia - for the last lesson before half term.  This will be your last opportunity to get teacher advice on your projects before the presentation dates.

The completed work will be due on the day you are scheduled to present your project to the class.  Please also include a cover sheet with your name and project title.

 

 

13D& 13E Due Friday 30th September

You need to hand in a draft of your completed coursework research project script and catalogue.  Please include any accompanying slides, which can be done via email to pl@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk or by printing multiple slides on a page to save paper.  We will be using the lesson on Tuesday 27th to go over any work in progress or issues with the project so you are advised to bring in your work with you on that day.  For any issues, please speak to Mr Lloyd.

Image result for marilyn monroe

 

13D Due Wednesday 21st September

13E Due Friday 23rd September

Select one of the Weimar films from the list below and prepare  a short presentation with images that includes:

Many can be viewed online using the Useful Links page.

 

Choice of Research Films

Der Student Von Prag (The Student Of Prague) (1913)– Paul Wegener/ (1926) - Henrik Galeen

Faust – F. W. Murnau

Der Lestze Mann (The Last Man, though usually known as ‘The Last Laugh’)  – F. W. Murnau

Die Freudlose Gasse (The Joyless Street ) - Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination ("Shadows - a Nocturnal Hallucination", also known in English as Warning Shadows) 1923 - Arthur Robison.

Der Mude Tod (Destiny) – Fritz Lang

Secrets Of A Soul (Geheimnisse einer Seele) - Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) – Paul Leni

The Niebelungen – Fritz Lang

Dr Mabuse, The Gambler – Fritz Lang

Phantom (1922) - F. W. Murnau

Genuine (1920) Robert Wiene

 

2015-16

 

13A & 13E Due Friday 10th June

Revise for the exam!  Ensure you are confident in using examples for all three units.  Classroom resources and online film clips can be found on the relevant pages.  The revision page can be found here.  Practice papers and their mark schemes can be accessed here.   Any completed will be marked.

 

13A & 13E Due Friday 6th May

Essay (1500 words): Vertigo is a poorly made thriller with a ridiculous, unbelievable plot.’  How far do you agree with this view?   

 

13A Due Tuesday 19th April

13E Due Wednesday 20th April

Complete the first draft of your reflective analysis. 1000 words.  You can find help and advice on this here.

 

13A & 13E Due Tuesday 12th April

Deadline for the final draft of your screenplay.  1800 words.  You can find help and advice on this here.

 

 

13A & 13E Due Monday 21st March

Deadline for the first draft of your screenplay.  1800 words.  You can find help and advice on this here.

13A & 13E Due Wednesday 16th March

Write an initial draft of at least 1000 words of your screenplay. You can find help and advice on this here.

13A & 13E - Due Friday 4th March

1) Read the sections on Malena from the book by by William Hope in your Popular Film and Emotional Response booklets.  There are spare copies of this on the desk in H4.

2) Read through the slides on Malena that can be found here

3) Write 800 words on how three key sequences from the film attempts to use cinematic devices to stimulate emotional response in the spectator. 

 

13A & 13E - Due Monday 22nd February

Essay: How far do spectators respond to the emotional content of films in the way that the filmmakers intended? (1500 words)

A Level 4 answer should include:

 

13A & 13E - Due Wednesday 10th February

Please spend time organising your folders so that:

Bring your folders in with you on Wednesday

 

13A & 13E - Due Wednesday 27th January

Revise for the mock exam - Section A on German &/or Soviet Cinema of the 1920s and Section B on Popular Film and Emotional Response

13A & 13E - Due Tuesday 19th January

 

13A & 13E - Due Monday 4th January

To what extent has your chosen international style developed out of a response to a particular  set of factors at a particular moment in history?

Links to the Soviet films can be found here

 

13A & 13E - Due Tuesday 8th December

Use the slides found here to answer the question: Is it true to say that Pudovkin’s filmmaking is characterised entirely by its approach to editing?

 

13A & 13E - Due Tuesday 24th November

Read this article on Soviet cinema.  Make notes on:

13A & 13E - Due Monday 16th November

Read through the peer-compiled booklet on Weimar films that you have individually studied to remind yourselves of key themes and stylistic features.  You may annotate your copies and feel free to investigate any of the films studied by your classmates.  Links can be found here.

13A & 13E - Individual deadlines as set

You need to complete and present your small-scale research projects.  You should hand in a title page, catalogue, presentation script and any supportive visual material on the date set for your presentation.

13A & 13E Due Tuesday 3rd November

Essay (1500 words): To what extent are the stylistic features of your chosen Weimar films influenced by the political and/or cultural climate in which they were produced?

You should refer to at least two fims.  You may refer to your individual study film and Metropolis (bearing in mind that we have not yet looked at this in depth).

13A & 13D Due on Mr Lloyd's return from paternity leave

For full details of your cover work while I am absent click here.

 

13A Due Monday 28th September

13E Due Monday 28th September

You need to hand in a draft of your completed coursework research project script.  Please include any accompanying slides, which can be done via email to pl@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk or by printing multiple slides on a page to save paper.

 

13A Due Friday 18th September

13E Due Friday 18th September

You need to hand in a draft of your completed Catalogue of Sources for your coursework research project.

The deadline for a draft of your completed presentation script plus any slides will be due the following week.

Audrey Hepburn - Signed film-reel tribute presentation

 

2014-15

 

13D & 13 E Due Friday 12th June

Revision for the exam time!  I will run additional sessions over the next two weeks and will post the schedule on this page soon.

13D Due Monday 21st April

13E Due Monday 21st April

Read the essay 'Femininity by Design' by Tania Modleski in your Vertigo books.  It would aid you to make notes and highlight anything that you don't understand in preparation for the lesson.

13D Due Wednesday 15th April

13E Due Tuesday 14th April

Two things to do:

1) Complete the first draft of your reflective analysis.  (Advice on this can be found here.)

2) Essay (1500 words): Explore some of the ways in which Hitchcock attempts to manage the audience response to Scottie as the narrative of Vertigo unfolds.  (The visual stimulus for this essay can be found here.)

 

13D Due Wednesday 25th March

13E Due Monday 23rd March

Research a key theme that is to be found in Vertigo and the wider the work of Alfred Hitchcock.  You should use the books in the library as well as material available online.

Produce a short presentation in which you discuss your theme across Hitchcock’s films with reference to examples from one other film and specifically within Vertigo.  You should  select from:

 

 

13D Due Friday 20th March

13E Due Friday 20th March

Complete the final draft of your screenplay.  Help and advice on this can be found here.

13D Due Monday 9th March

13E Due Monday 9th March

Complete the first draft of your screenplay.  Help and advice on this can be found here.

 

 

13D Due Monday 23rd February

13E Due Monday 23rd February

Write an initial draft of at least 1000 words of your screenplay. You can find help and advice on this here.

 

13E Due Thursday 12th February

Write three paragraphs on how Clayton's The Innocents (1961) stimulates an emotional response.  Use examples to consider cinematic style and spectatorship issues. The film (with Spanish subtitles) can be accessed here.

13D Due Thursday 12th February

Including cover work for your missed lesson due on Monday 9th Feb:  Please complete the above task and also prepare an idea for a story that will form the basis of your screenplay.  You may bring in more than one idea to present to the class.

 

 

 

13D Due Friday 6th February

13E Due Friday 6th February

Essay (1500 words)

Answer either

‘Some spectators can laugh, others cry at the same sequence.’ Explore why spectators may react very differently to the same sequences in the films you have studied for this topic.

or

How important is performance in understanding the spectator’s emotional response to popular films? Refer to the films you have studied for this topic.

 

 

13D Due Wednesday 28th January

13E Due Tuesday 27th January

1) Read the sections on Malena from the book by by William Hope in your Popular Film and Emotional Response booklets.  There are spare copies of this on the desk in H4.

2) Read through the slides on Malena that can be found here

3) Explain how three key sequences from the film use cinematic devices to stimulate emotional response in the spectator.  You can do this as bullet points or as a series of diagrams ready to present to the class on the date due.

 

13D Due after Christmas

13E Due after Christmas

Revise the key units for German and/or Soviet cinema of the 1920s and Popular Film and Emotional Response as preparation for the mock exam in January.

Revision notes for aspects of Popular Film and Emotional Response covered so far can be found here

 

13D Due Friday 12th December

13E Due Friday 12th December

Read this article on the emotional effect of the close-up.  It is a fairly challenging read in parts, but give it a go.  Make notes for a discussion on how use of the camera can affect our emotional response.  Link this to an example of your own and explain your understanding of these terms:  Intimate distance, Personal distance, Social distance, Public distance.  it would be helpful if you can bring in your example or find a link for the lesson.


13D Due Friday 5th December

13E Due Friday 5th December

Essay: How does cinematic style support themes and ideas in the Soviet films of the 1920s you have studied?

1500 words

13D Due Friday 28th November

13E Due Friday 28th November

 

Investigate one of the following examples of 1920s Soviet Cinema. Prepare a short presentation on which you outline:

•Director and year

•Plot

•Comparisons or contrasts to other contemporary films

•Key features of use of montage or constructivism

•Any critical analysis

1.The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr West in the Land of the Bolsheviks -Lev Kuleshov, 1924

2.Earth - Alexander Dovzhenko, 1930

3.By the Law - Lev Kuleshov, 1926

4.The House on Trubnaya (The House on Trubnaya Street) - Boris Barnet, 1928

5.Arsenal - Alexander Dovzhenko, 1927

6.Storm Over Asia, (AKA The Heir of Genghis Khan) - Vsevelod Pudovkin, 1928

7.The End of St Petersburg - Vsevelod Pudovkin, 1927

8.Stride, Soviet – Dziga Vertov, 1926

9.The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty - Esfir (or Esther) Shub, 1927

10.Salt for Svanetia – Mikhail Kalatozov, 1930

 

                                    

13D Due from Monday 10th November onwards, as scheduled

13E as above

Complete the final draft of your Small-Scale research project, including the catalogue, presentation script and any slides, handouts or other supporting material.  These will be due on the day you are scheduled to present your work to the class.  Please also include a cover sheet with your name and project title.

13D Due Thursday 23rd October

13E Due Thursday 23rd October

Discuss how far your international film style was developed by directors and how far by other influences.

1500 words

Characteristics of a Level 4 answer:


 A very good knowledge and understanding of the international film style itself and of specific film examples which can be referred to accurately and in detail.
 A sound ability to understand and respond to the terms of the question, including a good knowledge of directors’ contribution to the chosen international film style.
 A confidence in responding directly to the question, weighing the relative arguments for a ‘directors cinema’ and those for other and different inputs.
 (The very best candidates) … will develop a sophisticated argument and have the confidence either to adopt and defend through elaboration a very definite position – or to offer a refined weighing of different creative inputs.

 

13D Due Wednesday 15th October

13E Due Wednesday 15th October

You need to hand in a draft of your completed coursework research project script.  Please include any accompanying slides, which can be done via email to pl@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk or by printing multiple slides on a page to save paper.

blaxploitation

 

 

13D Due Wednesday 8th October

13E Due Wednesday 8th October

You need to hand in a draft of your completed Catalogue of Sources for your coursework research project.

The deadline for a draft of your completed presentation script plus any slides will be due the following week.

Audrey Hepburn - Signed film-reel tribute presentation

13D Due Monday 29th September

13E Due Tuesday 30th September

Select one of the Weimar films from the list below and prepare  a short presentation with images that includes:

Many can be viewed online using the Useful Links page

 

Choice of Research Films

Der Student Von Prag (The Student Of Prague) (1913)– Paul Wegener/ (1926) - Henrik Galeen

Faust – F. W. Murnau

Der Lestze Mann (The Last Man, though usually known as ‘The Last Laugh’)  – F. W. Murnau

Die Freudlose Gasse (The Joyless Street ) - Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination ("Shadows - a Nocturnal Hallucination", also known in English as Warning Shadows) 1923 - Arthur Robison.

Der Mude Tod (Destiny) – Fritz Lang

Secrets Of A Soul (Geheimnisse einer Seele) - Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) – Paul Leni

The Niebelungen – Fritz Lang

Dr Mabuse, The Gambler – Fritz Lang

Phantom (1922) - F. W. Murnau

Genuine (1920) Robert Wiene

13E Due Thursday 18th September

13D Due Tuesday 23rd September

How does The Cabinet of Dr Caligari reflect the context in which it was made? Consider the artistic as well as the social/political context of Weimar Germany

1000 words

Whole film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4Ax1Dmbl4U

Weimar Cinema page: http://www.hinchingbrookeschool.co.uk/FilmStudies/GermanCinema.htm