WJEC Eduqas A Level & AS Film Studies

Produced for the new 2017 Film Studies specification, this inspiring key resource provides students with the core knowledge and exemplification they need to support them through their course. Written by experienced Film Studies authors and teachers it provides high-quality content, insight and analysis and is richly illustrated with photographs that demonstrate the key concepts, theories and critical scenes. Including study skills, practice questions and answers, the book provides advice, interpretative guidance and an analysis of the practical skills required for the production element of the specification. Concepts are explored through in-depth case study chapters on 14 films from the specification: Beasts of the Southern Wild , Casablanca , Bonnie and Clyde , La La Land , Trainspotting , Sightseers , Mustang , Taxi Tehran , Stories We Tell , Sunrise , Buster Keaton shorts, Pulp Fiction , Daisies and Saute ma ville , as well as references to many other films. Features: ■ Questions reinforce learning and test understanding which can also be used as discussion points in class ■ Independent Activities provide direction and suggestions for study outside the classroom to broaden knowledge of the genres under study ■ Stretch & Challenge boxes extend film knowledge and build confidence within the subject ■ Study Tips give advice on skills and highlight best practice ■ Sample Extracts from student essays with accompanying expert comment and critique, to improve exam technique. About the authors: Lisa Wardle followed a degree in English Literature and American Studies with postgraduate study of Film at the University of Nottingham. She has taught on the A Level Film Studies and A Level Media Studies courses at Sussex Downs Lewes College for fourteen years. She is also the Education Manager at Depot cinema in Lewes bringing film education to the wider community. Ellen Cheshire has a BA in Film and English, and an MA in Gothic Studies. She has taught Film Studies at undergraduate and A Level. She has published books on bio-pics, Jane Campion, Ang Lee, Audrey Hepburn, and the Coen brothers, and contributed chapters to books on James Bond, Charlie Chaplin, silent film, UK counterculture, fantasy films and war movies. Mark Ramey has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Southampton and has taught A Level Film since 2000 at various sixth form colleges in the South of England. Mark is a regular contributor to the English and Media Centre’s quarterly publication Media Magazine and has published work on the film Fight Club for Auteur , and on film representation for the BFI. He is currently Head of Film at Collyers College in Horsham, West Sussex. Jenny Stewart was awarded an MA with distinction in Mass Communications and has recently completed a PhD thesis on London locations in postwar British cinema at the University of Leicester. Jenny has over 15 years’ experience teaching A Level Film Studies and A Level Media Studies in sixth form colleges. She currently teaches on undergraduate Film Studies degrees at University of Leicester and De Montfort University. www.illuminatepublishing.com Film Studies for A Level & AS WJEC Eduqas