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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 | 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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Looking for Eric Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday May 04, 2012

Categories: A Level, 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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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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Fantasy 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, Fantasy, Key Concepts, Genre

Examples

  • Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 2001-2003)
  • Harry Potter (Chris Columbus, 2001-11)
  • Chronicles of Narnia (Andrew Adamson, 2005)
  • Tron (Kenneth Branagh, 2011)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)

Codes and Conventions

  • High production values
  • Younger target audience although significant older appeal
  • Wide/saturated distribution (normally by an American Studio e.g. Warners or Disney). Mainstreamers and Aspirers
  • Dedicated, sometimes obsessive fan base
  • Convergence...
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