Past Essay Questions

Standard
  • Compare the ways in which key themes in your chosen American films are represented?
  • With reference to your chosen American films, compare the extent to which their messages and values reflect the times in which they are made.
  • With particular reference to the endings of your chosen American films, compare their messages and values.
  • How useful have your wider contextual studies been in understanding similarities and differences in the American films you have studied for this topic?
  •  Compare the ways in which narrative is used to create dramatic conflict in the American films you have studied for this topic.
  • How far do your chosen American films portray themes and ideas in similar ways?
  • How far do the American films you have studied for this topic depend on well established narrative and/ or genre conventions?
  • How far do the American films you have studied for this topic express similar messages and values to one another?
  •  What is significant about setting and/or place in your chosen American films?
  • In the American films you have studied for this topic, how far do the representations of either women or men reflect the time when they were made?
  •  How do key sequences from your chosen American films reinforce their messages and values?
  • ‘Films always reflect the times and places in which they are made.’ How far is this true of the American films you have studied for this topic?
  •  Compare how one sequence from each of the American films you have studied conveys the main themes of these films.
  • Compare how the key messages and values of the American films you have studied reflect the times in which they were made.

 

 

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