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Film Genres Short Essay
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...Film Genres Short Essay Introduction In his article, Film/Genre, Rick Altman strives to explain the need for the ification offilms in specific genres. In doing this, he outlines some of the common film genres thus investigating the unique features of each genre that helps distinguish the numerous genres. He explains that classification is vital in the study and growth of the film industry. He alludes to the numerous other classifications in the contemporary society in underscoring the need to classify...
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History of Film Genres
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...Film Genres People generally go to movies in order to be entertained. This default expectation of amusement upon viewing a film is something that one has taken for granted over the years due to the popularity of film as a method of entertainment. We have paid little to no attention to the so-called movie genres because to the untrained eye, a movie is a movie. Once a person has a good laugh, a heart warming cry, a spine tingling reaction, or an adrenalin rush from escaping the baddie or the unknown, it does not really matter to a person what genre of film he is watching. Although that is the truth of the situation in the entertainment industry, the reality of the film-making world... ?History of Film...
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Compare and contrast two film genres
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...film genre in the contemporary world varies widely from animations that have seen their better days starting from the development of the television. As such, the anime has a distinct quality that sets it apart from animation in that anime features and spots comprehensive and complete stories that cannot... ?Anime and Animation Anime can be defined as Japanese animation that covers serious and topics, which are not seen in normal animation or western animation (University of Michigan, n.d). It is because of the differences and similarities between these two that it is relevant to compare and contrast the two for the purposes of coming up with features that distinguish them from one another. Anime as a...
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Cultural Studies 3rd year Film Genres Class. There is choice among topics
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...Film Genres The world is changing at a very fast rate and this rate has brought in many factors that were never there before. The changes occur frequently especially in the movie industry. These changes have brought in the enhancement of the movie industry. The trend in the movie industry is ever changing and if one is not keen enough, he or she may end not knowing what was happening. The paper will analyze the recent trends in the movie industry like the dominant use of the female characters like Alice who is viewed as a superhuman in the film “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, and Evelyn Salt the hero in the movie “Salt”. Both characters are on a mission to solve the mysteries... Cultural Studies 3rdyear Film ...
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Film and Television Genres
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...Film and Television Genres 2007 Media Studies: Film and Television Genres INTRODUCTION When it comes to the matter of media studies, there are many different issues that can be considered as being involved, even when narrowed down to a more specific media studies subject matter, such as film and television genres, of which will be discussed here. In order to be able to understand media studies better in general, and in particular that of film genre, in this paper we are going to thoroughly address and examine the different structural definitions of film genres, and as well any and all other key and related issues. There are so many different film genres that are present in the media... Media Studies:...
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How does today's film in the U.S influence people perception of Chinese culture (Please try to focus on a specific film genres)
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...films in USA depict Chinese as having a high participation in martial arts, does this mean that all the Chinese people fraudulent in behavior? 3. The culture depicted in films in the USA, does it generally reflect how people behave in China or how the Chinese behave even in other countries? 4. Are elements of enculturation and cultural diffusion to blame for how the media, especially films in the USA depict the Chinese culture? 5. Are the morals and ethics of the Chinese people they way they are as depicted in films, for example, Chinese women are seductive or are they different? The research shall have focus on only a particular genre of films. These are action films and will use... College Research...
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Genres and Genre Film
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...Genres and Genre Film Scarface, 1983 Introduction Developed in 1983, Scarface is an American crime and gangster film. The plot of the story follows the life of a number of criminal gangs and iconic criminals. Tony Montana, the film’s main character, arrives in Miami as a refugee from Cuba. He lives in the camp with his close friend, Manny Ribera. While in the camp, Frank Lopez approaches the duo alongside their close confidant and offers them an opportunity to obtain American green card but they must assassinate a Cuban government official for him. From the single act of crime, Tony exhibits his genius in...
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FILM MOVEMENTS, GENRES, STYLES: Soviet Montage
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...film industry besides training new members in filmmaking2. This was possible through the governmental body in Russia. During this period in 1919, a decree was issued to normalize the industry that later on charged the government agencies with responsibility of minimizing cinema and photo trade. Moscow established a film state that helped in the making of great film makes and emergency of montage. Film Genre During the civil war in Russia, a new genre emerged with the main aim of uplifting the morale of the Red army as was depicted during the First World War. With different film making forms the earlier produced film... ? Film Movement: Soviet Montage Due Introduction By October 1917 after Russian...
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Choose any book or film from the genres offered in the workshops; identify and analyse its importance within the history of the genre. (You may address any or all of the following features, or anything else you consider to be significant: author, director
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...film and the horror genre The Halloween film, 1978, is a ic horror movie that illuminated the Horror movie landscape with a unique thrilling touch. The movie was produced back in the late 19th century by John Carpenter. The horror genre script was co-produced with Debra Hill staring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence as the casts major actress and actor respectively. The plot of the movie is set about in a quiet town of Illinois involving Michael Myers who after more than 15 years psychotic treatment in a mental hospital, escapes and sets camp in his home town murdering a number of innocent teenagers (Carpenter, 1978). The movie captures the horror genre aspect because it manages... Halloween film and ...
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Film and Television Genre
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...Film and Television Genre. Genre is the division of a particular art according to a certain criteria; genres are formed by sets of conventions. They are vague categories with no fixed boundaries, Film genres are various forms of identification types, categories, classifications, and they are groups that are recurring which have similar and recognisable patterns. Film genre can be classified into the following- Action films. These are films characterized by fights, battles and destructive crises such as floods, natural...
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Development of film through 20th and into the 21st Century
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...film theatres, fitted with functioning air conditioning systems. Movie theatres were opulently constructed, and had snacks available for revellers. It is reported that after paramount pictures purchased Katz and Balaban film theatres, approximately two million individuals showed up for their film screenings daily. The number was considered high at that time, considering that the American economy was suffering a major depression and that population at that time was capped at 125 million, most of whom were small children. Evolution, History and Development of Film Genres... History of Film Production In the periods preceding 1920’s, crank camera method of filmmaking was predominant. Most films created in...
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Film Review: On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan
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...Film Review: On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan The 1954 film On the Waterfront, directed by Elia Kazan, is one which has great significance and influence, not only in regards to film history, but to the world in general. The movies and genres of film are rooted in and influenced largely by that of the historical moment in which they emerge, and this film in particular is no difference. In order to be able to better understand this film, and as well to better understand the purpose of Elia Kazan in this film, we will be reviewing the actual...
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Film Comparison
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...film that was set in America have some differences from the ones set in South Korea, both movies are of similar genre. This is because the authors adapted similar style of writing and also share the same theme, which is time-transcending love. Both films versions are of similar genre because they are both a remake of Hollywood films and romantic comedies that have been popular in South Korea. Although, Lake House is an American version is written in an American language, it is a remake of South Korean so it mostly features the Korean culture... Lecturer: Film Comparisons Lake House is a romantic movie of 2006 produced in the American versions, which was directed by Agresti Alejandro and produced by...
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Film analysis 2
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...genre is uncanny because it is a collection of different genres. It is a musical due to so many musical numbers in the movie. It is also a drama for the characters represent different traits. There is a character played by Jack Carson which is the manic-depressive bandleader, while Elia Kazan plays the free-spirited clarinetist. The movie also incorporates the film noir genre which is probably its highlight. An escaped convict joins the band and starts his affair with the femme fatale, played by Bettie Field. This unholy union proves to be the cause... Blues in the Night - Elements of Narrative  Blues in the Night, released in 1941 by Warner Bros., is a musical drama.  Anatole Litvak directed the movie...
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HU300 Unit 8: Cinema - Seminar
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...Genres of Film The genres that appeal to me the most are horror, science fiction, drama, and adventure. Drama films, like “Crash” by Paul Haggis, portray societal issues like race and gender. I also like action-adventure genre, like “2012”. Such movies show that the Hollywood industry can expertly and artistically use science, history and archeology, to produce an amazing work of art that can excite the whole population. The genre of drama also shows human struggle, especially struggle of the labor class. Films like “Erin Brokovich” (2000) make us learn that it is always...
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Film Theory
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...Film Genres and the Genre Film Psycho Marian Crane, a woman desperate to begin a new life, steals $40,000 from her boss’ client and leaves town. Marian stops for the night at the Bates Motel. After some rest and consideration of her situation, she decides to return the money and make amends. Norman Bates, the proprietor, however, has an unusual relationship with his mother and Marian is murdered in her shower. Since Norman’s mother is deceased, Norman dresses and acts out for his mother. Auteur Theory “What the auteur theory demonstrates is that the director is not simply in command of a performance of a pre-existing text; he is not, or need... ?Sir Alfred Hitchcock Strangers on a Train Auteur Theory and ...
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Film Analysis - Bringing Up Baby
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...film genres, American screwball comedy has been noted as one of the successful film genre. It was merely because of the era of great depression that these filmmakers produced movies that highlighted American societal transitions. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the cinematic techniques employed during filming of Bringing up Baby. The film under review will be discussed in terms of body language, imaging, presentation acting, representation acting and Entrances/Exits. Body language: The director of the film Howard Hawks has seemingly... ? of Bringing up Baby: A Cinematic Technique Analysis American cinema has determined the base elements of filmmaking throughout different eras. Among many film...
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Hollywood cinema
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...Film Genre in Hollywood Cinema: Introduction: Cinema is life. The stage is a wonderful place because it depicts various concepts and themes of life—of joys, sorrows, hardships and of achievement. Because cinema is a portrayal of life, we need to study its various forms so that we may be able to appreciate its beauty. The various forms of film are better known as genre. Genres are classifications of films which are based on content, theme, design, narratives, styles, mood, era and situations. These classifications are what we see today on local DVD stores and in film ads. They are categories of what the film is all about. Yet all these are shallow representations of what genre really... The Role of Film...
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Paths of Glory (1957 film) Thesis Paper
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...Film/Genre . BFI Publishing (1999). ISBN 0-85170-717-3; ISBN 978-0-85170-717-4 Belton, John. American Cinema/American Culture. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994, pp. 165-171, ISBN 978-0070044661. Kane, Kathryn. "The World War II Combat Film". In: Wes D. Gehring (ed.) Handbook of American Film Genres. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988, pp. 90-91, ISBN 978-0313247156. Clarke, James (2006... ?Paths of Glory (1957) Thesis Essay: The film Paths of Glory (1957) is of the few mainstream Hollywood movies of the century to espouse a contrarian theme. While many films of the period talked of issues and the drama surrounding war, Paths of Glory went a step further and made an emphatic statement about the nature and...
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Exam
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...Film genres are categories of films that have the same techniques. They may also include the same characters or settings. The genre categories are wide enough to fit in any film... Exam Group A: Question 2 Gulistan, Firat and their younger sister became orphans when the paramilitaries shot their parents as they were heading home from a wedding. They were shot because the car they were using belonged to their friend, who was an activist. Yekbun, who was the children’s aunt, travelled to Stockholm hence leaving the children to look after their younger sister. The baby got a fever and died because Gulistan and Firat were not able to buy her medicine. The children sold all the property they had, and in no...
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FILM APPRECIATION
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...film B. Sheds light on a director’s work 1. Biography 2. Intertext 3. Institutional context 4. Historical moment II. Radical changes in film studies A. Auteurism’s persistence to pay attention to the specifics of what went on in the film B. Auteurism provided refinement and persuasion to the discipline of film studies 1. “Robin Wood’s monographs on Hitchcock and Hawks” (Impact 2) III. Film genres A. Lessened reliance of the auteurs in film studies IV. Greater claim to authorship A. Directors may have less claim to authorship B. Studios place restrictions and limits on a director’s abilities to produce a film C. Other vital professionals directly or indirectly affect a film’s outcome V... ?Reading...
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FILM APPRECIATION
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...films for censorship. The Impact of Auteurism on the Development of Film Studies I. Definition of Auteurism A. One of the most well-known critical approaches used to determine authorship in film B. Sheds light on a director’s work 1. Biography 2. Intertext 3. Institutional context 4. Historical moment II. Radical changes in film studies A. Auteurism’s persistence to pay attention to the specifics of what went on in the film B. Auteurism provided refinement and persuasion to the discipline of film studies 1. “Robin Wood’s monographs on Hitchcock and Hawks” (Impact 2) III. Film genres A. Lessened reliance of the auteurs in film studies IV... Reading Assignments: Ideology,...
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Genre Theory
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...Genre Theory Genre Theory A genre is a category of art. Genre films tend to exploit familiar story formulas, character types, and iconography, thus making them easily recognizable as part of a certain genre. These attributes enable viewers to develop certain expectations in relation to what the film will be like prior to watching its content. In this context, the research essay will focus on the assessment of a film within the horror film genre. It is essential to note that genre films are...
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Proposal
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...genre. It is in this context that attracting upper-middle class and suburban women shall become a challenge for the movie, as this particular group is likely to prefer watching family or comedy genre films. However, to attract this particular customer group, the marketing group of Star Wars may take the assistance of word-of-mouth promotional technique apart from the traditional approaches of media advertisements. Setting up Google alerts to track a gist of relevant links to be shared among audiences... Proposal INTRODUCTION Production of a movie and its advertising is an uncertain business. Thus, to make a movie run profitably across various theatres, the tastes and opinions of actual audiences must...
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Drama in Raging Bull (1980 film)
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...film) A drama film is a genre which deals with themes that involve the development of realistic characters at an emotional level. There are many dramatic themes which are involved in the making of such films and these include class divisions, racist prejudice, alcoholism, among many others and these themes are brought to the fore when the main characters of the films get into conflict not only with themselves, but also with the people around them (Geary 112). This genre is considered to be the widest film genre and it includes plenty of subgenres such as romantic and sport films that are deal with the emotional issues that the characters have to undergo in order to achieve... Drama in Raging Bull (1980...
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Film Studies
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...film genres of the period that instituted contemporary perspectives on the methodology of Hollywood mise-en-scene. Casablanca and Singin' in the Rain may be the ultimate examples how the idea that only one approach to mise-en-scene is representative of classic Hollywood narrative... Mise-En-Scene in ical Hollywood Narratives ical Hollywood narrative is the style of filmmaking with which most mainstream movie audiences are familiar. Films produced in this style are structured with the narrative as the unifying force behind all other aspects involved in the mise-en-scene. The mise-en-scene in this style of filmmaking seeks to integrate aspects of the medium from costuming to the blocking of actors into ...
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Hong Kong film
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...film series like the Matrix and Lord of the Rings trilogies), and will like tentative Hong Kong's advance to reinventing traditional accepted film genres. In this research I have argue a well-known question: what do we make of film as industrial product and film as cultural body For the purposes of this research on hong kong film culture I use 'film culture' in a limited sense to submit to film expenditure, or the globe of movement of the cinema between different audience groups. At the very beginning I hope to spot out that I create a number of statements, at times... w. Hong Kong film Introduction Hong Kong Cultural Background The Majority of Hong Kong residents have admittance to a broad series of...
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Why have the western and melodrama featured so prominently in genre criticism
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...films are not only relevant at the surface but also at its internal underpinning, as a medium of the American way of life (Quart and Auster 2002, p. 6). Aside from art historians who were partly responsible for the rich depiction of the American film history, there is another group of scholars who have given much vibrancy and color to the liberal film industry of the American nation, the genre critiques. Genre criticism normally identify the shifts in the form’s principles and themes or investigate the rapport of the genre... Introduction Irrefutably, film is one of the most influential and significant art forms. A critic and art historian, Erwin Panofsky, even dramatically suggested that without the...
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Film Genre Analysis
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...genre analysis The film industry is one of the most dynamic and broad entertainment industries in this current generation. The dynamic element is attributed by the fact that film technologies keep advancing to meet the audiences’ demand. There are various film genres or types, and this depends on the content, the theme and even the running time among other film elements. The genre determines the targeted audience with respect to age among others. Horror film genre is one of the most marketable among the youths and adults. Horror films are meant to create some negative emotions like fear, shock and tension among the audience or viewers. This discourse is about genre analysis of Near Dark... ? Movie genre...
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Film Studies Essay
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...film or scene should be left to the spectator. (2) What does the term Iconography mean in relation to film, and in particular, film genres Cinema appeals to the general public and tends to depend on familiar styles and structures, what people feel or idolize, and what is the trend. Tradition and culture also play a key role on the kind of genre that is in vogue, what is popular, and appeal to a larger audience. Box office appeals are influenced by idols of the masses, and this particular type of iconography maybe on the actors... Film Studies Part A Andre Bazin thought that the mise en scene of a film constituted its commitment to "realism", and that editing (montage) wascharacteristic of...
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Why Were Gangster Films So Popular in the 1930s
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...films can vary within societies over time as values changed. This is why the popularity of certain film genres wax and wane over time, too. Some of the more popular film genres are action, drama, comedy, horror, adventure, epic and others like musicals, science fiction, war, Westerns, and crime and gangster. This last genre is sometimes of particular interest to movie goers and censors alike because they can portray the real-life stories of criminals and gangsters. This particular genre can be realistic enough when trying to show how criminals lived, do their trade and what they do with their loot. Portrayals can be too realistic for comfort... ? GANGSTER MOVIES: WHY WERE THESE SO POPULAR? (The Motion...
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Taking The movie Candy man 1992. With reference to the opening scene and at least one other scene from the film, discuss how the
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...film genres try to emotionally rouse viewers, but it is only the horror genre that rouses a certain and powerful emotional impact on the viewers. And although other film genres portray... ?A Film Analysis of Candyman (1992) Introduction Horror films invoke threat, creating fear with its effort to shock cinematic spectators. Horror films create a terrifying environment that promises no escape. Candyman (1992) does all of these. The opening scene and the scene wherein the female protagonist, Helen Lyle, listens to the story of Candyman in a restaurant have much to reveal about how the film creates meaning for the cinematic spectator. These two scenes can also be analysed in terms of sound, colour, style...
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Why were gangster films so popular in the 1930s How and why did their content change during the decade
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...films can vary within societies over time as values changed. This is why the popularity of certain film genres wax and wane over time, too. Some of the more popular film genres are action, drama, comedy, horror, adventure, epic and others like musicals, science fiction, war, Westerns, and crime and gangster. This last genre is sometimes of particular interest to movie goers and censors alike because they can portray the real-life stories of criminals and gangsters. This particular genre can be realistic enough when trying to show how criminals lived, do their trade and what they do with their loot. Portrayals can be too realistic for comfort when... GANGSTER MOVIES: WHY WERE THESE SO POPULAR? (The Motion ...
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Choose an American film made in the period since 1945 which, in your view, can legitimately be described as 'popular'
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...film. It will also examine the role or place for this film in a social, cultural and industrial context. Let us begin with a brief overview of film history from the mid 1940's up through the late nineties, when Titanic was introduced. During the 1940's, film evolved in a newly post war time and the genre of film noir began. During the 1950's post classical age in film, the introduction of television challenged the idea of film as it had been known. The 1960's brought with it the genesis of independent film which threatened the system of big Hollywood film. It was not until the 1970's that the term and idea of "blockbuster" was invented. By this time... Choose an American Film, Made in the Period...
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Film Analysis - The Truman Show
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...Film Analysis A movie, also called a film, cinema or motion picture is the process of developing an art form with a series of still or moving photographic images either recorded using cameras or created using animation techniques or visual effects. The essence of a film as well as its conceptual framework that describes its relationship to reality, other art forms, audience and society are analyzed in the disciple called Film Theory. As per the Film Theory, the films are classified in to different film genres depending on the narrative elements. Usually, it is the setting of a film that decides its genre. But the themes and the mood of the film also play a vital role in the categorization... ...
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The concept of genre in studying Die Hard. (1988)
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...Genre in Films By Die Hard Film GenreThe Concept of Genre in Films The core goal of this article is to address the aspect of a genre and the understanding it brings to the audience. I intend to discuss on what genre is, its usefulness with regards to film and specifically the application to the Die Hard film. The other objective of this research and discussion into is to establish an understanding of how films are built to effective represent the genre to its audience. Readers appreciate the concept of genre because of its encouraging and familiar potential of repetition and variation. The notion of type is essential in arousing the anticipations of an audience and how they perceive... The Concept of...
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Genres
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...GENRES The term Genre comes from an old French word “gender” which means common or Genre is a word that is used to categorize or define a formor kind of literature. It can also be defined as the type or style of music and art or any other sort of verbal expression in writing or speaking. It is used by readers, writers, poets and others in literary circles to organize the different expression styles used in literature work. Genre is classified into two types namely representational genre and narrative genre. The first type, representational genre involves the types and...
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A Critical Analysis of the Film Avatar (2009)
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...film genres and styles adopted in the film Avatar. The idea of post-colonialism crisis dominate the film with the Na’vi society representing the resourcefully rich countries which are habitable. The presence of the precious minerals shows that region is not exploited as Jakes leaves the over exploited world to seek minerals from Pandora. The analysis will focus on the plot development and how themes relating to real life and matters affecting humans are presented. Main Sci-Fi Features in the Movie The movie incorporates aspects from the past, present and future. The financial run out experienced by VA fits well in the experienced economic recession from 2008 across... A Critical Analysis of the Film ...
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Genres
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...genre of writing which follows a standardized mechanism which helps to define it as compared to other popular genres. This brief essay will attempt to analyze Beowulf, Winter’s Tale, and The Knight’s Tale in order to ascertain what is epic and what is not. Firstly, and most obviously, in order to accomplish such a goal, the reader must have a firm grasp of what specifically defines the genre of epic so that this can be measured against... be considered as epics. However, those that do incorporate such elements are readily recognizable as being indicative of this particular genre of writing as a result of their unique attributes. Works Cited Beowulf : a new verse...
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The Development of American Film Music
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...film history in his country. The Birth of Hollywood Between 1915 and 1920, the film industry was gradually shifted from the East Coast to Hollywood, where new studies emerged. Film production has become an important economic sector and imposed their dominance beyond the country's borders. At that time came the major genres: the western, detective films, adventure, science fiction and terror, who lived a time of splendour with directors like Cecil B. De Mille, John Ford, Frank Capra, William Wyler and King Vidor, like most serious works by Ernst Lubitsch and Erich von Stroheim-two directors considered the best time - or documentaries by Robert Flaherty. A peculiarity of the American film... The...
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Analysis of a drama film-The Truman Show
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...film-The Truman Show A movie, also called a film, cinema or motion picture is the process of developing an art form with a series of still or moving photographic images either recorded using cameras or created using animation techniques or visual effects. The essence of a film as well as its conceptual framework that describes its relationship to reality, other art forms, audience and society are analyzed in the disciple called Film Theory. As per the Film Theory, the films are classified in to different film genres depending on the narrative elements. Usually, it is the setting of a film that decides its genre. But the themes and the mood of the film also play a vital role... Analysis of a drama...
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Film noir
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...Film Noir (1955 In the excerpt Towards a Definition of Film Noir, Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton address the problem of defining film noir. The main issue is the diversity and interrelationships across genres that make the task daunting. While the term film noir may have been coined by influential critics in France, the birthplace of the genre is Hollywood. Many adjectives come to mind when thinking of film noir, but any given film can contain any permutation of these qualities. For example, qualities such as night-marish, weird, erotic, cruel or ambivalent can readily be associated with the genre. Yet this list is not exhaustive. Thrillers such as This Gun for Hire... Towards a Definition of Film...
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How a particular film presents or challenges notions of difference (difference means consider others as other by stereotypes: race,gender,age,national identity/identiy,culture,class,history,language,ethnicity...)
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...film studies there are a number of factors that are recurrent for consideration regardless of the film differences that emerge across the various films under study. This is to say that these factors are recurrent in different films although there may be differences in plot, genre, and the general purpose of the film. These factors form the “difference” in the various films that may be studied. In this particular context, the term “difference” refers to the “other” stereotypes represented in the film. To get a clear understanding of “other”, it is important to engage in critical thinking of the film from a study perspective. The term “other” in this context refers... to trick the Japanese...
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Science Fiction and Film
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...Film and Television. Paris: Berg Publishers, 2009. The Matrix. DVD. Directed by Andy Wachowski. Los Angeles: Warner Bros. Pictures, 1999. Telotte, J. P. Science Fiction Film (Genres in American Cinema). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.... Science Fiction and Film John Baxter argues that science fiction is limited to two categories: loss of individuality and the threat of knowledge. The only problem with this statement is that not every science fiction film is open and straightforward about its message, so this may not always be clear with other films (Geraghty). Many viewers of these films may argue that these...
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Analyse the iconography, conventions and audience expectations (Grant, 2007) of one film genre & access how (and if) they have c
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...FILM STUDIES Analysis of the iconography, conventions and audience expectations of one film genre and how they have changed over time In regards to genre based approach of analysing films, it is noted that a genre is mainly a group of films that have a set of recognizable conventions that can be manifested through plots, characters, locations, mise-en-scene and themes. Films are usually classified based on the genre that they belong to and as a result this is deemed to be beneficial as well as a limiting factor when carrying out film analysis (Grant, 2003, p.84). A genre based approach is thus helpful to the targeted audience due to the fact that it gives them an overview... of what to expect...
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Film
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...films a sense of energy and freshness. It also uses hand held devices that are easy to maneuver with. This enabled them to take long shots and flow the camera, they could also shoot in tight areas that gave an illusion of bulkiness and intimacy. The term auteur was coined to mean that a movie of a particular writer, director or author was not similar to any other movies. Therefore, the New wave directors strived to make unique movies. They also placed homage to films that were before their work. This is evident in movie genres like Jerry Lewis comedies and crime movies (Greene 84). In conclusion, these techniques have been widely adopted...
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Film
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...film was available and demonstrated of the art technology for the time,High Noon was produced in black and white, highlighting the seriousness of the story and its relationship to the civic duty owed by all citizens to their community at large. According to Neale (1985), several companies were established at the time High Noon was made including WarnerColor, Ansco Color, TruColor and De Luxe. “Color was still overwhelmingly associated, aesthetically, with spectacle and fantasy. In consequence, color continued to be regularly used in genres like the musical, the western and the adventure film, as well as in Disney’s feature cartoons” (Neale, 1985: 139). The deliberate use... High Noon Although color film ...
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Hollywood Cinema
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...Film Genre The categorization of artistic works based on genre has long been utilized in literature, drama, painting and sculpture. Withthe creation of the motion picture industry in the twentieth century, the categories of film genre were developed. Many of the genres of film overlapped with the dramatic and literary genres, including horror, gothic, mystery and western. But as B.K. Grant notes in his Film Genre Reader, the Hollywood studios were able to utilize different genres to generate revenue for themselves by creating a dependable audience. “Genre movies are those commercial feature films which, through repetition and variation, tell familiar stories with familiar characters... The Uses of Film...
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Conflicts on Film: Breaking Away and Antonias Line
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...film genres. Still, every so often one comes along that is disarming enough to make audiences willingly lap up its lack of creativity. Released in 1979 to great critical acclaim, and, eventually, a multitude of Oscar nominations, Peter Yates' Breaking Away is as mainstream as sports films come. Set in Bloomington, Indiana, this movie examines an aimless group of recent high-school graduates as they try to find themselves while fighting with the spoiled college kids that they feel invade their town. Without much in the way of responsibility (they don't work or study) or personality (one scrappy character's most defining characteristic is his height), the kids gradually... Conflicts on Film: Breaking Away ...
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...Film Genres. (n.d.). In Filmsite online. Retrieved from http://www.filmsite.org/genres.html... General ification of Movies School Movies allow people to take a step beyond reality and experience a different world. The characters in the movies provide a window to the public to see themselves through these make-believe people that the movie writers create. People get more in touch with their emotions when they watch a movie. These emotions serve as an inspiration as well for the movie producers and writers to create characters that people could relate to. Love, hate, fear, fun, and excitement are just a few of these emotions people feel when watching movies. Depending on the type of movie they watch,...
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