CTCS 190 LECTURE OUTLINE – WEEK 10

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CTCS 190 LECTURE OUTLINE – WEEK 10 PART 1: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD: 1929-1945 A. Definition of Genre 1. Content/form distinction: distinct category which a great number works of a specific art form or medium, share certain characteristics: setting, plot, character, moods, themes, subjects, types of music --- all create myth or story of a genre 2. Myths, conventions, and iconography as constituents of a genre 3. Talk about the content of a certain movie (How to Marry a Millionare) i. Setting, characters, theme CONTENT IS WHAT 4. Form of a movie i. how what is inside the movie is formed: how its shot, the editing FORM IS HOW 5. Determined by conventions : action – special effects, Musical – music moves plot 6. Iconography – a series of sights, images, and sounds that are associated with the genre B. Film Genres 1. Tragedy i. A man going beyond the bounds and breaking limits, being true to oneself, hero ii. Not the age of tragedy – no hero, more like an anti-hero 2. Comedy i. Image of man being fallible, man being limited and contingent ii. The story lines are very stylized, keeps you away from characters so that you can laugh iii. Pace iv. Dialogue – well written v. Demands certain kind of actor vi. Parady, social satire 3. Melodrama i. Typical lives and typical pursuits – let us relate ii. Conventions : 1. Feeling – hightened formal systems
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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