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Genre and Structure –Each genre imposes conventions on story design. –Conventions are specific settings, roles, events and values that define individual genres and their sub genres. –To satisfy your audience you must master your genre. Audience Expectations Conventions must be followed because: –Audiences go to movies with expectations that must be met. Horror, Action, Adventure, Mystery –However, you can break conventions with well constructed inventions that will surprise and please your audience. An Invention The Horror convention where the hero and audience believe the monster is dead, but the monster really isn’t, became standard for thrillers and action movies in the 90’s. Conventions as Creative Limitations Convention Categories Settings Historical, future, war, medical
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