Past Essay Questions

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Past Essay Questions:

  1. How far are the storylines in the films you have studied for this topic typically British?
  2. How are either female or male characters represented in the horror or comedy films you have studied for this topic?
  3. How far are the messages and values of the films you have studied for this topic shaped by genre conventions?
  4. Using particular sequences from the films you have studied for this topic, explore the representation of key characters.
  5. How far do you think the films that you have studied for this topic are typically British?
  6. How are key male characters represented in the films you have studied for this topic?
  7. How far do the horror or comedy films you have studied for this topic use settings which are typical of the genre
  8. Using specific sequences, discuss the messages and values of the horror or comedy films you have studied for this topic.
  9. How far do the opening sequences of your chosen horror or comedy films establish important themes?
  10. How far is a British setting important to the horror or comedy films you have studied for this topic?
  11. Explore how the films you have studied for this topic use genre conventions
  12. In what ways can the films you have studied for this topic be said to be ‘British’?
  13. What are some of the ways in which the films you have studied for this topic are typical of their genre?
  14. What can be described as distinctively ‘British’ in particular sequences from the films you have studied for this topic?
  15. How far are the narratives you have studied for this topic typical of your chosen genre?
  16. How far do the films you have studied for this topic make use of stereotypes?

Things to Remember:

·         You should create a plan for each different type of question in this list.

·         Remember each paragraph needs to include:

1.      Detailed Scene Analysis

2.      Theory (relevant to the question)

3.      Social Context