Here’s photos of the notes taken by you all in class today – make sure you look over these and add to your own notes for revision.
For Wednesday 20th December, please have planned for the essay question below:
Describe how Sam Mendes uses a combination of production elements and film techniques to explore the characterisation of Bond in Skyfall.
You will write this on Wednesday during the double period.
Make sure you read over these notes, folks – they’ll be helpful for a range of essay questions, particularly on characterisation.
A helpful document for you to read over.
If you’re out of class tomorrow, please look over the PowerPoint below to ensure you have notes on:
- Camera Shots
- Camera Angles
Timed Essay Feedback
Some general feedback on timed essay for climactic scene (individual feedback will be handed in to Mrs King tomorrow:
- Some good analysis in these pieces, giving connotations and what they are used to highlight to the audience.
- It’s clear you understand the film well, and provide clear knowledge of the characters, plot and techniques used.
- You are able to comment on how Mendes uses film techniques to convey meaning.
Overall Areas for Development
- Make sure your introduction refers to the question and the techniques you will discuss.
- Refer to the question throughout.
- Stick to ONE technique and example thereof in each paragraph.
- Work on completing the essay in the allocated time – you should be practising at home.
- Phrasing can sometimes be confusing – check your work carefully, and read over each paragraph under your breath as you finish them.
- Use present tense when writing a critical essay, e.g. “Mendes uses…”
- Always be specific – don’t just say “This shows us about Bond’s past.” WHAT about his past? Tell us!
Below is a document, which goes through the full film, including detailed notes for analysis – read over it to add to your own notes and understanding of the film.
I’ve also included the updated PowerPoint we have worked on together, for both the full film and the questions on gender roles.