Flashcards in I Daniel Blake Deck (34)
what type of film is IDB?
An independent, low budget, social realist film.
who directed IDB?
Who gave funding for the UK/French co-production of IDB?
The BFI and BBC Films.
being Ken Loch's largest grossing film at box office how much did it take in?
Being exhibited at many film festivals, what award did it win, and which was it nominated for?
Won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, nominated for several BAFAs.
What contemporary British issues does IDB address?
Poverty, the welfare system and the Work Capability Assessment.
Which Political message does IDB convey?
Which concept should you consider when exploring how changes to benefit policies were justified?
What are other examples of Ken Loach's other work which address similar issues?
Cathy come home, Raining stones.
What is Ken a campaigner for and what is he known for?
A social campaigner, known for Socialist Political views.
How does Ken's political views affect target audience?
maintaining audience, intended audience is educated, media literate and socially aware.
Which Factor is significant in it being independent British co-production.
Economic factors: funding bodies are BFI (through National Lottery) and the BBC.
How is this film funded differently?
it is funded from many mainstream films.
What BBC show did ken loach appear on
Question time along with a Labour MP.
What is less important for practitioners working in this film genre?
vast financial profits because of their beliefs towards change.
where was IDB largely filmed?
In Newcastle on location (hospital, job centre etc)
How has the consumption of films been changed/ impacted by the ubiquity of online and social media?
They can be viewed by the masses, marketing if more widespread, personalised and targeted towards a wider audience. the film can be viewed on a wide range of devices.
What are audiences more likely to seek out and why?
Marketing e.g. new trailers, due to being online active consumers.
What is included on the IDB website?
links to social media
What is included in the trailer for IDB?
a hashtag (#idanielblake) suggesting links with twitter.
Where was the film exhibited?
Various film festivals, theatrical release in Britain and various other countries, finally released on digital download and DVD/Blu-ray.
What has Ken Loach been able to repeatedly do?
Secure funding for social reality films, this genre of film has been built up thanks to his work.
How is Loach a mainstream product?
well-known successful figure in UK and Europe, by challenging governmental policy he is targeting himself towards left-wing society, niche audience.
What does Loach already have behind him?
A pre-sold audience of fans eager to watch his films, gives him license to make films that might not otherwise secure finance.
How do the marketing materials establish the status and reputation of the film?
Positive critical comments on the poster, reference to Palme d'Or award in trailer etc.
What are important factors in maintaining an audience?
Genre (British social realist film) and Ken Loach
What is an example of a past work in this genre for Loach?
Kes from 1969.
What is different about this genre of film?
While other genres have been impacted by technical developments and special effects, this genre has tendency to resist change.
What assumes and educated and media literate target audience?
Trailer references BBC, BFI and the Palme d'Or.