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OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Overview Planner

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday June 21, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure

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  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Glossary

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Introduction for Teachers

Action Adventure is a staple of media output. A hybrid genre evolved from the Bond films of the late sixties/early 1970s, it has come to be one of the most popular film genre of all time accounting in its many sub-genre guises for so much of the output of film production institutions across the globe. Its popularity makes it an interesting topic for study, inviting students to take their familiarity with the narrative structures of Q1 into deeper learning and understanding of how this appeal is constructed through the manipulation of media language in Q2. It also allows scope for an awareness of how the representations explored in Q3 can sustain ideas with far deeper implications for our society.

It is very much a Hollywood product, it has been commodified, and we are faced with the realization that as this morphs into hyper-commercialization one of the inevitable fall-outs is the dumbing down of the product and the impact of this on its overwhelmingly young and masculine audience.

Whatever its guises, the genre is a key element of the media and worthy of a great deal of our attention. For our students, film is often the glossy attraction of studying this subject discipline, but the work in this unit hopes to convince them that our concerns need to be even more around the influence such products and their availability 24/7 on so many platforms has in shaping our ideas about the modern world - providing a base for representations, ideologies and social narratives that are important for us all to consider.

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