AC231 Southseas Genre - South Seas Film Genre: Intro AC 231...

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South Seas Film Genre: Intro AC 231 Fall 2005 Sept 15
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Outline I. Guiding Questions for the Day Why pay critical attention to the idea of the ‘genre’ in general? Why consider the specific category of “South Seas film genre”? What is the pay-off of employing the concept, what are the costs? I. Three sets of Intellectual/Analytic Projects A. Comprehending and Identifying the South Seas Genre: 1. The Genre 2. Definition and Problems 3. History 4. Elements B. Interpretation/Analyses of the symbolic, social and cultural meanings A. Discussion: The limits of the concept (the “South Seas Film”).
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. The Genre: “The South Seas Film” A. The Intellectual Project: Comprehending and Identifying the South Seas Genre --Can we see its elements explicitly at work --implicitly? --its elements at work in other genres? --can we see how they are conveyed emotionally, intellectually, via cinematic forms and elements? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course AMCULT 231 taught by Professor Vicentem.diaz during the Fall '05 term at University of Michigan.

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AC231 Southseas Genre - South Seas Film Genre: Intro AC 231...

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