Essential Revision for A Level Film Studies
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This comprehensive revision guide contains everything students need to know to succeed on their A Level Film Studies course.
Essential Revision for A Level Film Studies features engaging and accessible chapters to help learners develop a deeper understanding of the key elements of film form, including cinematography, mise en scène, performance, lighting, editing and sound. The book offers detailed explanations of the specialist study areas required for the A Level course, including auteur theory, spectatorship, genre, key critical debates, narrative and ideology, as well as overviews of key film movements like French New Wave cinema, German Expressionism and Soviet Montage. Also included are practical exercises designed to help students apply essential concepts to film set texts, sample exam responses for both Eduqas and OCR exam boards, and challenge activities designed to help students secure premium grades.
With its practical approach and comprehensive scope, Essential Revision for A Level Film Studies is the ideal resource for students and teachers.
The book also features a companion website at EssentialFilmRevision.com, which includes a wide range of supporting resources including revision flashcards and worksheets, a bank of film set text applications for exam questions for all Film specifications, and classroom-ready worksheets that teachers can use alongside the book to help students master A Level Film exam content.
Table of Contents
Part One: Film Forms
2 Mise en scene and performance
Part Two: Film Theories
6 Theories of narrative
7 Auteur bases approaches
Part Three: Contexts and forms
10 Silent cinema
11 Classical Hollywood 1930-60
12 Experimental film
13 New Hollywood 1961-90
14 Contemporary British cinema since 1995
15 Documentary film
16 Contemporary American cinema since 2005
Mark Dixon works as a Principal Examiner for Eduqas and is the head of Media and Film at Durham Sixth Form Centre. He is also the author of Essential Theory for Media A Level (also published by Routledge) as well as having written for the Guardian, Media Magazine, TES magazine and Wired.