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Understanding Crime Drama »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 16, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Crime Drama, Key Concepts, Genre, Other Topics, Television, Television Crime Drama, Television Drama

Television and film crime/cop drama is very popular with a wide audience. Crime Dramas seek to anchor the representations of all types of police officers, criminals and victims as ‘believable’ characters, with ‘realistic’ plot lines, set in urban locations.The genre has been taken up in the US under the heading of American Quality Televsion (AQT) - see under heading AQT.

Codes and Conventions

Crime dramas:

  • are constructed realities
  • depict constructed versions of...
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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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Narrative AS Terminology Revision »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 27, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Crime Drama, Key Concepts, Narrative, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Source: Latymer Media Blog

Associated Resources

  • Narrative AS Terminology Revision Sheet.doc


  • Narrative
  • Narrative Enigmas
  • Narrative Themes
  • Narrative Structure
  • Narrative Theory


  • The structure and organisation of media texts e.g. story
  • Narrative chain of cause and effect – the plotlines in a story that are triggered by action and enigma codes (something happens that causes something else to happen)
  • Narrative is correlated with genre – some genres have...
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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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