Lecture Notes, Wk 10

Lecture Notes, Wk 10 - Week 10 pg. 1 Genre: Part 1 The...

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Genre: Part 1 The Classical Period: 1929 – 1945 1. Genre a distinct type of art form (film) that shares common characteristics. a. Genres are constituted by: i. Myth of a Genre – the content (or the “What”) of a movie 1. Setting 2. Plot 3. Theme 4. Characters 5. Types of music, costuming, lighting… ii. Convention of a Genre – the formal elements (or the “How”) that go into the myth of a movie that are specific to a certain genre. 1. How it was shot (lighting, cameras…) 2. How it was edited 3. How the music is placed. iii. Iconography of a Genre – images and/or sounds that are associated with a certain genre. 1. Example: Machine gun sounds associated with gangster films. 2. Film Genres a. Tragedy i. Myth – man trying to be infallible, a hero. Man breaking bounds and limits while being true to himself. ii. Convention – gets the audience to think and to feel. **Not contemporarily used because: We don’t believe in heroes. We don’t want to watch a metaphysical universe. We don’t want to feel the fear and pity which it arouses. b. Comedy – Subgenres include farce, romantic-comedy, black comedy… i. Myth – man being fallible (slipping on banana peel…) ii. Convention – gets the audience to think o stylized plot/story allows audience to laugh at the limitations, and then you’ll realize their points. o
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2008 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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Lecture Notes, Wk 10 - Week 10 pg. 1 Genre: Part 1 The...

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