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GENRE THEORY AND GENRE FILM 類型理論與類型電影
WHAT IS GENRE? Genre isn’t a word that pops up in every conversation about films – or every review – but the idea is second nature to the movies and our awareness of them. Movies belong to genres much the way people belong to families or ethnic groups. Name one of the classic, bedrock genres – Western, comedy, musical, war film, gangster picture, science fiction, horror – and even the most causal moviegoer will come up with a mental image of it, partly visual, partly conceptual. Richard T Jameson
WHERE DOES GENRE COME FROM? As a follower of pre-existing prototype in other medium? Great Train Robbery, 1903
Love Eterne , 1963 ‘the generic terminology we have inherited is primarily retrospective in nature’ Rick Altman , Film/ Gen re, 48 It is not fixed
EXAMPLE: YELLOW PLUM OPERA FILM 黃梅調 The Love Eterne , 1963
WHERE DOES GENRE COME FROM? The Kingdom and The Beauty , 1959
WHAT DOES GENRE THEORY DO? To study canonization, convention and innovation. To study the interaction among critics, audience and industry.

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