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New films for OCR – The Babadook and Elephant.

New films for OCR – The Babadook and Elephant.

The Babadook (a gothic style horror that nods to German Expressionism and is directed by an Australian female director Jennifer Kent) is now live and completes our offer for the Outsiders theme in Section C Ideology for OCR A Level Film.

New films for OCR – The Babadook and Elephant.

Jennifer on the film:

"I pitched it as a love story, actually, between a mother and a son. She just has to go through hell to get there. For me, that’s what was really important about this film: those positive, loving aspects. We pitched the light through the dark."

Key to the visual design of The Babadook is its carefully crafted mise-en-scene and Jennifer Kent has discussed how:

“Originally, I wanted to make the film in black and white but decided to limit the colour palette instead. I chose to use blue and burgundy (with touches of blue green) and every shade between black and white. It may not be something that people notice, but when we pull up outside the school, for example, all the cars are black, and Amelia’s car is a very pale blue. There are many other examples. This gives the film a very heightened look without being too crazy. It was extremely difficult to achieve but once we saw the completed film, it was worth it.”
New films for OCR – The Babadook and Elephant.

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