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AQA GCSE Media Studies Interactive Science Fiction Films Resource »

Rob Miller | Friday August 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, Film, Action Adventure, Comedy, Disaster Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Promotion, Film Trailers, Horror, Independent Film, Mise-en-scene, Science Fiction, Social Realism, Thrillers, War, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Digital Graphics, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Understanding Key Skills, Understanding Key Topics, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, New Technologies, Skills, Textual Analysis, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, Television, Storyboarding, Website Analysis, Web Pages

Milan, Italy - January 26 2013: People of 501st Legion official costuming organisation take part in the Star Wars Parade wearing perfectly accurate costumes.

Welcome to this interactive resource on Science Fiction films, your Unit 1 examined topic that focuses on all areas of exam questioning. Use in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam and Preliminary Material.

Have a look at some Science Fiction events around the country. Comic Cons have a reputation for...

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Action Adventure Genre Codes & Conventions »

Rob Miller | Tuesday June 23, 2015

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

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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AQA AS Media Studies MEST1 Section A The Wolf of Wall Street Exemplar »

rlsmedia | Wednesday March 19, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Film, Biography, Comedy, Crime Drama, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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AQA AS Media Studies Unit 1 (MEST1)

Section A Texts, Concepts and Contexts

Answer all questions in Section A.

Read the information and the four questions below. You will be shown a media product three times. In between viewings you should make notes in response to the questions below in the space provided. These notes will not be marked. You should spend approximately 15 minutes answering each question in Section A. You should support your answers...

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Looking for Eric Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday May 04, 2012

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Film, British Film, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Film Analysis, Social Realism, Hot Entries

Looking for Eric is an independent Social Realist / Comedy hybrid that is culturally and institutionally British. The narrative is about a middle aged Manchester Postman (Eric) who is frustrated with his life – he has been separated from his ex-wife (Lilly) for 20 years, is single and lives with his two wayward step-sons who cause him significant trouble and distress. One night, at his wits end he steals some weed from one of the boys and sits in front of a full length...

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Submarine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday May 04, 2012

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Film, British Film, Comedy, Drama, Film Analysis, Hot Entries

Institutional Factors | Distribution

Submarine was written and directed by Richard Ayoade and released at UK cinemas in March 2011 after significant critical success at festivals including the London Film Festival (LFF) but particularly the Toronto Film Festival. Toronto success secured the film a distribution contract with the Weinstein Company (formerly Disney owned Miramax) – Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s company in essence can be described as a ‘Mini Major’ film...

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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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Shaun of the Dead Case Study »

Nicole Ponsford | Thursday November 03, 2011

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , Film, British Film, Comedy, Horror, Hot Entries



The Winchester, a typical London pub. Shaun (Simon Pegg), his girlfriend Liz (kate Ashfield), her two friends David (Dylan Moran) and Diane (Lucy David) are in the pub. Shaun’s best friend, the foul mouthed (and minded) overweight layabout, Ed (Nick Frost) plays the slot machines. Shaun is getting a hard time from this girlfriend; she wants to spend more time with him, be more exciting and do more than sit in The Winchester with Ed. She wants him “to live a...

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Tamara Drewe Case Study (2010) »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 27, 2011

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, British Film, Comedy, Independent Film, Romance


  • Directed by Stephen Frears
  • Shot on location in Dorset and at Pinewood Studios
  • Adapted screenplay by Moira Buffini (Jane Eyre, 2011) from a Graphic Novel by Posy Simmonds (The Guardian). Ready made Storyboard.
  • Produced by BBC Films (Exec Production), Ruby Films (Production Company) and West End Films (Sales Agents/Casting)
  • Ruby Films (Fish Tank 2009, Jane Eyre 2011) are an independent production company that specialise in literary adaptations
  • West End Films are sales...
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The Italian Job Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday August 26, 2011

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Comedy, Crime Drama, Thrillers, Hot Entries

Action Adventure / Crime Thriller (Heist) / Comedy Hybrid

The Italian Job is a ‘British’ film starring Michael Caine that was made in 1969. It is about a carefully planned heist involving gold bullion being stolen by an ‘English Mob’ from underneath the nose of the Mafia.

The film achieved critical and commercial success and traded on the recent success of the England football team winning the football World Cup in 1966.

It remains an iconic British film containing...

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