UPDATED 20 AUGUST 2020
This is work book intended for A Level students ( film study) using the current curriculum for Eduqas (WJEC) board with the first exams 2019.
( I think it is impossible to teach spectatorship witihout acknowledging casting choices in light of#blacklives matter and the wake of #metoo)
Update includes an extra page towards the end on more sound information
The resource focuses on Spectatorship, but assumes that some spectatorship has already been taught. As this film has attaracted over 50!! PHD thesis - I have got this down to what I think is a manageable 25 pages ( just under 6,500 words) with some student interaction, but all the interaction comes back to what will be the key question focus for the 2019 - 2021 exams with this film - spectatorship.
The key scenes I have targeted are the coin toss, and the motel scene post Moss death, with sections on camera, lighting, costumes, and of course the Coen’s and Deakin.
There are many themes one could chose - I have included Nihilism, religion , ageing, law and order, as they seem the most obvious and will I hope write up well in the exams. I have not done much focus on the acting because I have assumed that any teacher would easily identify that its realism, and method with the main three!
I have left this as a word document - so you can alter adapt and personalise as you wish - or not if you choose - but I do ask that you do not distrubute this online.