FILM AND TV DRAMA
Answers to questions on film and TV drama should address relevantly the central concern(s)/ theme(s) of the text(s) and be supported by reference to appropriate
techniques of film and TV drama such as: key sequence(s), characterisation, conflict, structure, plot, dialogue, editing/montage, sound/soundtrack, aspects of mise-
en-scène (such as lighting, colour, use of camera, costume, props . . .), mood, setting, casting, exploitation of genre . . .
Choose a film or *TV drama in which a central character’s principles are put to the test.Explain how the character’s principles are put to the test and show how her
or his response illuminates a central concern of the text.
Choose a film or *TV drama in which a particular atmosphere is an important feature.Show how the film or programme makers create this atmosphere and discuss how it
contributes to your appreciation of the text as a whole.
Choose a film or *TV drama which explores a crisis in a relationship or the break-up of a family. Discuss how the film or programme makers’ exploration of the crisis
or break-up contributes to your understanding of character and/or theme.
Choose a film or *TV drama which gains impact from the era in which it is set.Show how the film or programme makers evoke the era and discuss how this setting enhances
your appreciation of the text as a whole.
*“TV Drama” includes a single play, a series or a serial.