CTCS190 Final Notes P1

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Unformatted text preview: CTCS190 Final Notes P1 9/20/09 3:23 PM Genre- a specific type or category into which a great number of individual works are grouped||categories or distinct types where many works (films) can be grouped. Common Characteristics: • subject • Themes • Worldview • Moods & atmosphere • Setting • Plot • Character Type • An intended effect on the audience • Three conventions of Genre: Myth : story, content, what the movie is about, similarity of story elements • one of the criteria you use to lump these films into a particular category • Content: what is inside the work of art “the world of the work.” o subjects o plot • Form: the way that the content is put together. o editing o photography Conventions: how the story is told, the formal elements of the film/genre • Conventions of the musical. o using song and dance Iconography: the images and sounds associated with the genre which continue to crop up. A series of sights a series of sounds that are constant in the film. Of one type. 3 Main Genis: • Tragedy : an image of man going beyond the bounds, trying to be infinite, man is trying to be heroic, trying to be free. Idealist view of man o Today we lack the tragic hero because after ’77 the anti-hero came about. o Tragedy implies a significant universe. Greeks had it Judeo-Christians had it o AFFECT: Tragedy arouses fear and pity. o To arose fear and pity o To have the hero we can cast it in Rocky. o man is infallible • Comedy: man is infallible, bound, finite. Stylized view of man o Makes a point about life romantic comedy: lies, deceptions, allusions of love. Comedy is not real, the characters and the situation are exaggerated or stylized When the laughter subsides you see the point of the comedy. Timing: you cant hold humor, you can’t keep filling the audience’s heads with points. Subforms romantic farse parody • Melodrama: Most realist view of man o Uses typical man, daily activities. o Wants you to feel. o exaggerate editing, sound, design codes. Excess of theses things represents subjectivity to allow the audience to relate to the characters which hooks them in. o A conscientious moralism: good/bad o 4 subgenres: female male Family Romance Deal with psychic space of a genre rather than the public space like an adventure film. Review: • Sunset Boulevard: o Suspense/thriller • Atonement: o Romantic melodrama • The Verdict o Male melodrama • The Leopard o Family melodrama • Singin’ in the Rain o Musical • Straw Dogs o Family melodrama • Fargo o Black Comedy • Clash by Night & Loving o Family melodrama • Lady Eve o Romantic comedy Casper’s Film Choice: Victor Victoria The Caper Film: Why we have certain genres: • They created a formula that sold and when it worked they continued to use them • Formula came from: theater (Victorian), literature (Victorian novels), ppainting, wax works • 1895-1928: genres came about • 1928-1945: genres set in stone • 1946-1962: ppost-classical period •...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course CTCS 18000 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '09 term at USC.

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