In studying the film Belfast, we are considering a film that’s regarded as a contemporary ‘classic’. Upon its original cinema release the film enjoyed a largely enthusiastic response and it also served to remind us of how a film / popular culture can engage audiences in, at least, the fundamentals of complicated political and social conflict and its tensions. The film takes a politically nuanced moment in place and time and focuses it through a personal story.
Register now for our subject updates and FREE instant access to this article.
Already registered? Login below to continue reading this article.
Rationale Section A of Paper 1 focuses upon the micro-elements of film form and the construction of meaning and response by both filmmaker and spectator, with a particular focus on US films from the Silent Era to 1990. Knowledge and understanding of film form and its key terms will be developed through: * studying the micro-elements of film form * identifying how these elements construct meanings and contribute to the aesthetics of film * an appreciation of film poetics: film as a constructed artefact, resulting from processes of selection and combination