Action adventure films
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Pushed to the limit
A complete pack to guide analysis of the film 'Vertical Limit' and preparation for an essay. The planning sheet could be adapted for use with any film opening. An accompanying whizzy tests understanding of film terminology.
Exam style questions
Based on the AQA Media Studies specimen papers for GCSE, these questions are great for preparation and revision. A selection of examples for tasks 1 and 2.
Disaster movie: the opening
Students watch the opening to any disaster movie and use these worksheets to explore how an atmosphere of impending doom is created.
Indiana Jones poster
Students analyse a poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark before designing their own for a new film. Includes hyperlink to a copy of the poster.
Action adventure films: sub-genres
Match up the sub-genres to the film examples. Makes a good research task, either as homework or whilst carrying out the activity.
Action adventure actors
Research similarities and differences in the roles of Bruce Willis, Will Smith, Harrison Ford or Matt Damon.
This is a series of resources with a short sequence plan on action-adventure films. Ideal preparation for the AQA Unit 1 exam 2011.
AQA mock paper
Preliminary materials in the form of a brief and mock exam question modelled on sample assessment material. Suitable for 2011 exam preparation. NB The last question refers to a 10 stage storyboard.
Action film poster analysis and creation task
Students explore what makes an effective publicity poster for an action film and make their own film poster for it.
North by North West - Cornfield scene analysis
Note frame for Cornfield scene - useful for moving image analysis in Media Studies - or for GCSE AQA English media coursework.
Goldfinger versus Goldmember
A useful set of questions to explore the action genre and its spoofs with focus on these James Bond and Austin Powers films.
Note frame for opening of North by North West
Note frame for analysis of opening scene from North by North West - really useful for text analysis (moving image) in Media Studies - or for any Media in English work including GCSE AQA coursework.
The Princess Bride - study pack
An interesting and comprehensive study pack which uses Propp's Narrative Thoery as a way in.