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Exemplar OCR GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing B322 Section A Action Adventure »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 13, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Hot Entries, Admin, iTraining, Templates

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  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing B322 Section A – Action Adventure

Context

This lesson would take place in either week 15, just after the Christmas Holidays as an introduction to the Section A topic or in week 25, just after the May Half Term (centres may decide to teach Section B TV Comedy later, or...

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WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Film Pack: Star Trek: Into Darkness, Philomena and The Double »

Rob Miller | Monday July 28, 2014

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Biography, Drama, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Promotion, Film Studies, Thrillers, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
  • Philomena (2013)
  • The Double (2013)

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring all key potential exam areas of questioning – the three films are all contemporary, two are British (only one needs to be in the exam) and all reflect the different ‘types’ of films consumed by global, and national audiences. Star Trek into Darkness is a high production value, globally distributed...

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Sherlock Holmes Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 16, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

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Institutional Factors

Sherlock Holmes was released on 26th December 2009 (Boxing Day) maximising chances of commercial success by exhibiting the film during a time when cinema admissions are higher than the rest of the year – young cinemagoers are on school holiday and benefitted from the 12A certification (PG13 in the US). Sherlock Holmes is based on the character of the same name created by the prolific writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1830),...

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Casino Royale Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 16, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

Institutional Factors

Casino Royale, the 21st Bond film arguably rebooted the James Bond franchise and has been discussed as ‘the best’, if not one of the best films in the James Bond series of 23 films (September 2013). English actor Daniel Craig appeared in his first outing as the British secret agent after securing the role in part on the strength of his performance as an unnamed businessmen turned gangster in the British crime thriller Layer Cake (2004) directed by...

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Action Adventure Film Quiz »

Rob Miller | Thursday February 14, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. Open Action Adventure Film Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy Quiz »

Rob Miller | Saturday September 01, 2012

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Comedy, Television Quiz Shows, Television Situation Comedy

  1. Open Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy Quiz
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Your Highness Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 28, 2012

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

Your Highness is an Action Adventure film released in 2011 and subject to much hybridisation – as a hybrid it its own right (action and adventure) it also is a comedy and borrows from the conventions of the fantasy genre. Using key features from four mainstream, commercially successful genres maximised the chances of success for the film along with star marketing, high production values and wide distribution by Universal Studios.

Action, Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy films...

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Action Adventure Genre Codes & Conventions »

Rob Miller | Monday May 21, 2012

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Key Concepts, Genre, Hot Entries

Contemporary Action Adventure Films (including hybrids)

  • Your Highness (Adventure/Comedy Hybrid) 2011
  • Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Superman Returns (2006)
  • The Italian Job (1969)
  • Romancing The Stone (1984)
  • Stormbreaker (2006)
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • King Arthur (2004)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Chicken Run (2000)
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Chronicles of Narnia (2005)
  • The Musketeer (2001)
  • Blackbeard (2006)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Robin Hood (2010)
  • ...
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Avatar Case Study »

Nicole Ponsford | Friday May 04, 2012

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Film Analysis, Hot Entries

Synopsis and Character

By 2154 Earth’s resources have been depleted and a corporation is mining a mineral called unobtainium on the utopian planet of Pandora. Paraplegic former Marine, Jake Scully (played by Sam Worthington) takes his twin brother’s place on a mission, out-posted to Pandora. This is inhabited by the 10 foot, blue native Na’vi, who live in amongst the lush and dense flora and fauna of the forestland. Jake’s mission is to gather intel for the military...

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Attack The Block Case Study »

Nicole Ponsford | Thursday May 03, 2012

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Film, Action, British Film, Comedy, Film Analysis, Horror, Science Fiction, Hot Entries

Synopsis and Character

Lambeth in South London, Bonfire Night / Fifth of November. Present Day. A young nurse called Sam (played by Jodie Whittaker) is mugged by a gang of masked hoodies: Moses, the quiet but serious leader (played by John Boyega), Pest by name and nature(played by Alex Esmail), Dennis (played by Franz Drameh), Jerome (Leeon Jones) and Biggz (Simon Howard). In the middle of this, a meteorite plummets from the sky into a nearby car in the street as the boys...

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Marketing a Blockbuster | Star Trek Paramount Pictures UK »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 24, 2012

Categories: Advertising, More on Advertising, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Science Fiction, Hot Entries

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The main aspects of marketing are:

  • PR: offline/online
  • Media: budget, targeting TV, press, radio, outdoor, interactive
  • Research: NRG, Fame, TGI
  • Creative: trailer, POS, print, TV/radio, interactive, strategy.

The main aim of marketing is to draw people into the film, but also to target audiences who the company believe will make it a blockbuster.

Star Trek provides a very valuable franchise, which has spanned a large period of time. Overall (in terms of films and TV...

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Star Trek »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 24, 2012

Categories: Film, Action, Action Adventure, Science Fiction, Hot Entries

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Cultural capital would be relevant in terms of intertextual references to the Star Trek television series and significant Star Trek film franchise (8 films) including Star Trek (1979), The Wrath of Kahn (1982), The Search for Spock (1984) and Nemesis (2001). All films were distributed by Paramount Studios, and written and produced by Gene Roddenberry, who created the original 1966 TV Series made by Paramount TV. These are characters of which Star Trek (2009) brings back to...

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Action Genre Codes & Conventions »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 27, 2011

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Key Concepts, Genre

Recommended Reading

  • ‘Spectacular Bodies’ - Yvonne Tasker (Routledge) 1998
  • ‘Action’ – Richard Dyer, 2000
  • ‘Action Women: Muscles, Mothers and Others’ – Yvonne Tasker, 1998

Contemporary Action Films

  • Your Highness (Adventure/Comedy Hybrid) David Gordon Green, 2011
  • Inception (Action/Sci Fi Hybrid) Christopher Nolan, 2010
  • Quantum of Solace Marc Forster, 2008
  • Die Hard 4.0 Len Wiseman, 2007
  • Tomb Raider Simon West, 2000
  • Mission Impossible: II John Woo, 2000

Codes and...

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