Boy with the Striped Pyjamas – past papers

You have one hour to answer all three questions.

  1. (a) Identify one theme or issue introduced in the opening of your chosen film.

1 (b) Briefly explain why you think this theme or issue is important.

1 (c) Explore how film language is used to highlight this theme or issue in the opening of your chosen film. Consider one or two of the following: • camerawork • sound • editing • colour. (7) [10]

  1. (a) Name two characters who have an important relationship in your chosen film.

2 (b) Briefly explain the importance of this relationship in the film.

2 (c) Explore how costume and body language help us to understand this relationship in one key sequence from your chosen film. (7)

2.(d) What does this relationship suggest about the themes or issues of your chosen film? (8) [20]

  1. Write a detailed review of your chosen film for a film magazine. You may include some of the following: • background information on the film including the director • film language that was particularly interesting • characters and how they are represented • important themes or issues • your own views on the film. [20]
  2. (a) Identify one important place in your chosen film.
  3. (b) Briefly describe this place.

1 (c) Explain how the place you have described relates to the themes or issues of your chosen film. (5) [10]

  1. (a) Name one young character in your chosen film.
  2. (b) Briefly describe this character.

2 (c) Explain the importance of this character’s role in the film. (6)

  1. (d) Explore how young people are represented in at least one key sequence from your chosen film. (10) [20]
  2. Write a letter to a friend encouraging them to watch your chosen film. You may include some of the following: • your view of the film • how this film compares with other films you have seen • themes and issues dealt with in the film • how the film has helped you understand different people and places • how film language is used within the film. [20]
  3. (a) Identify one important character from your chosen film.

1 (b) Explain the importance of a prop or costume relating to this character.

  1. (c) How is mise-en-scène important to our understanding of this character in a key sequence from your chosen film?
    Consider two or more of the following: • setting • costume • lighting and colour • body language. (6) [10]
  2. (a) Identify one important location in your film.
  3. (b) Describe one key event that occurs in this location.

2 (c) How does this key event highlight important themes or issues in your film? (6) (d) Explore the relationship between locations and key themes or issues in your film. (10) [20]

  1. Somebody has posted a negative review of your chosen film on the ‘discussion board’ of a film website. Write a reply based on your study of the film. You should include some of the following: • how the film made you feel • what made it a good story • micro elements of film language that you enjoyed • who might enjoy the film and why • what the film ‘says’ about other people and places. [20]
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