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Film Studies lesson 18th October 2010

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Film Reviews

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Reasons to see a film

» Star» Director» Literary source» Technology e.g.3D» Advertising

» Star» Director» Literary source» Technology e.g.3D» Advertising

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Advertising

Above the line» Paid for

Adverts Posters Trailers Websites

Above the line» Paid for

Adverts Posters Trailers Websites

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Advertising

Below the line» Not paid for directly……..But cost

e.g. Reviews Previews Meet-the-star events Personal appearances

»E.g. chat shows

Below the line» Not paid for directly……..But cost

e.g. Reviews Previews Meet-the-star events Personal appearances

»E.g. chat shows

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Film Reviews

» Who reads them?» Where do they appear?» How much do they influence

success?

» Who reads them?» Where do they appear?» How much do they influence

success?

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The anatomy of a film review

Film reviews» Often formulaic» Need to sell

newspapers/magazines» Aware of need to follow the trend

Film reviews» Often formulaic» Need to sell

newspapers/magazines» Aware of need to follow the trend

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Film title

Headline

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Illustration giving general sense of the film

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Name checksSimilar films to give cross reference

Film name check Brief overview of the film

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Vital statistics•Year•Country•Cert•Runtime•Director•Key cast

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Who plays what part

Character descriptionsQuality comments

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Background to the film Opinion on the move to film

Specific examples

Style and tone/sympathies

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Cross reference

Name checks

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Personal opinionUse of 1st person

Comment on marketing(Critical)

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Film name check

Context(historical in this case)

Mood of the film

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Other common elements

» Star rating» Conclusion» Clearer indication of appeal

» Star rating» Conclusion» Clearer indication of appeal

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Action

» Homework» You need to write a review using

these guidelines for a film of your choice

» Word processed» I am not in on Friday, so you have

that time to complete» Deadline - placed in C13 for me to

collect and mark over half term

» Homework» You need to write a review using

these guidelines for a film of your choice

» Word processed» I am not in on Friday, so you have

that time to complete» Deadline - placed in C13 for me to

collect and mark over half term

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Film Reviews

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