A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC A2 Level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. The second edition has been re-designed and re-written to follow the new WJEC A2 syllabus for 2009 teaching onwards and is supported by a companion website at www.alevelfilmstudies.co.uk offering further advice and activities.
There is a chapter for each exam topic including:
The small scale research project
The creative project
Aspects of a national cinema - Bollywood; Iranian; Japanese; and Mexican
International Film Styles - German and/or Soviet; Surrealism; Neo-Realism; and New Waves
Specialist studies - Urban Stories; and Empowering Women
Spectatorship topics - Early cinema before 1917; Documentary; Experimental and expanded film/video; and Popular film and emotional responses
The single film critical study - every film covered
Specifically designed to be user friendly, the second edition of A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction has a new text design to make the book easy to follow, includes more than sixty colour images and is packed with features such as:
case studies relevant to the 2009 specification
activities on films like All About My Mother, 10, Vertigo and City of God
example exam questions
suggestions for further reading and website resources.
Matched to the current WJEC specification, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction covers everything students need to study as part of the course.