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Film Studies Unit 2a - Global Film 

Week 1 - Introduction to Unit/First Screening

Lesson Powerpoint

The powerpoint used in this week 's lessons is to the right.  You can look through this on this page or you can download it to your computer.

Lesson Content

This week's lessons covered the following key areas:

  • Meaning in film - Narrative

  • Meaning in film - Aesthetic Qualities

  • Meaning in film - Contexts

  • Meaning in film - Representations

  • Key Text 1 Screening - Pan's Labyrinth

Scroll down the page for information on the homework task and resources used in the lessons.


Write a reflective academic  account of your first impressions of the first key text film, Pan's Labyrinth (Del Toro 2006).

Typed and Printed - 750 Words

Make sure that you discuss the following areas:

Did you enjoy the film?

What did you like about it/not like about it?

What specific scenes did you find effective or powerful and why?

What did you make of the ending?  How did you read the film?

Lesson Resources

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Pan's Labyrinth - Fact Sheet

A fact sheet prepared by the exam board - Eduqas to help students begin to analyse the film, Pan's Labyrinth.
A useful starting point for analysis.

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