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Unformatted text preview: She becomes the “tragic mulatto”, the character who is biracial, born half black and half white, and he or she cannot seem to fit in with either side. Coretta could be the femme fatale, she uses her sexuality, she comes on to him, and she wants information…but then she got murdered. Prescripted approach- looking at a body of film and naming what genre they belong to. There are ideals and models and the purest and most ideal have all characteristics of that genre Descriptive approach-look at how genres function. Genres become a horizon of expectations. The horizon adjusts to the time and to the critics....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ETS 154 taught by Professor Hallas during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.
- Spring '08