Skyfall Updated PowerPoint and Critical Essay Feedback

Timed Essay Feedback

Some general feedback on timed essay for climactic scene (individual feedback will be handed in to Mrs King tomorrow:

Overall Strengths

  • 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!

Skyfall

 

Skyfall Notes

Hi folks,

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.

Skyfall Scene by Scene

I’ve also included the updated PowerPoint we have worked on together, for both the full film and the questions on gender roles.

Skyfall Representation of Gender

Skyfall

Critical Essay Help

For those of you still panicking about writing critical essays, here’s a copy of the Critical Essay Masterclass PowerPoint we went over in class.

Critical Essay Masterclass

Below is also a selection of exemplar critical essays/paragraphs to help see the standards we are looking for:

model essay – Animal Farm

PEE paragraph for CE

Black Mirror Exemplar

And a last minute checklist for any essays you are practising:

Critical Essay Self Assessment

AND some example prose questions for ‘The Kite Runner’:

Higher Prose CE Questions