4 phases of genre

4 phases of genre - Classical Phase "The crystallization of...

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Classical Phase “The crystallization of genres” = from 1929 to 1945 Genre = a method of organizing works of art, namely film, into similar form/content, story lines, elements, and structure. They also have similarities in three areas: myths, conventions, and iconography. Myth is similar settings, characters, plot, sounds, moods, atmospheres, conflicts, and subjects. Conventions refer to the tools, methods, or ways in which the myths are conveyed (ex: song and dance numbers in a musical, a shoot out in a western, or a car chase in an action). Iconography is the images shared and identified in a certain genre (ex: top hat and cane in a musical, or a cowboy hat and six shooter in a western). Film Genres Tragedy = heroic story that arises fear and pity - heroic story & has aspects of humanity - metaphysical genre - theological genre (Heaven & Hell) - arises fear & pity - does not believe in spirit - makes us think Comedy - man is finite - fragmented - distanced messages to make us laugh - many sub types - genre of the body Melodrama - deals with typical/ real people -
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2008 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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