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-The characters - how they are presented, why are they presented this way, what costumes have been chosen and why? Makeup? Body language and facial expressions? How is their story communicated through the choices of the director?
-The locations - what locations have been chosen and why? What do they tell us about the storyline and the characters?
-Your favourite scenes - what camera techniques have been used and why? How does the camerawork communicate the story? Why has the director chosen certain props, character costumes? camera angles? Makeup? Lighting? Sound? What is the director trying to tell us with these choices?2. “Cinema is dead and film is a dying medium”
Discuss. Thoughtfulness and effort in your responses will be appreciated!
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An Introduction to Film Studies
How to Read a Film
The Cinema Book
The Story of Film
Useful Websites Examining Board and course details - Click here
Film news - The Guardian
Film news - BBC News
Mark Kermodes - Secrets of Cinema on BBC IPlayer
For a fascinating introduction to film language and the concept of examining film and television - all of these episodes make for relevant watching.
Some excellent short clips, documentaries and podcasts on film can be found here
The Film Review on BBC Iplayer
8 Netflix Documentaries that go behind the scenes of the entertainment industry