Textual Analysis Preparation

Immediately after Christmas we will start towards your textual analysis essay, which is worth 35% (SL) or 30% (HL).

You must submit:
  • A textual analysis (1,750 words max)
  • A list of all sources used
The details of this assessment are.
  • Textual analysis of a film extract no more than 5 minutes.
  • Students consider the cultural context and a variety of film elements.
  • The sequence you analyze will come from a list of films, which are prescribed by IB and which cannot be released until a month prior to the final deadline.
Dates and Deadlines
  • We will be viewing the films on Tuesday January 18th
  • The final deadline is Friday 18th February


Prior to the January 18th we will be doing a recap of textual analysis

The micro features:
  • Editing
  • Cinematography,
  • Sound
  • Mise-en-scene
The macro features:
  • Narrative
  • Genre
  • Representation

We will be using the following film, This is England by Shane Meadows.

You must watch this film in it’s entirety before we start to study it next term.

There is a DVD copy in the library or you can watch it here:

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