Cinema Lecture Week 9

Cinema Lecture Week 9 - issues to the genre. Adding new...

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Cinema Lecture - Week 9 21:09 Genre: Postclassical Phase Conditions and Causes for Genre Experimentation: o Post War years o Female going through problems o Emergence of television. o Television began to show old movies. o Technological developments – color, widescreen, surround sound. This  also affected the story and characters. o Business practices: New way of making movies in postwar period. o Independent films – studios no longer root cause of films. o Fascination and influence of Europe – foreign films. Other conventions: Began to show females in completely masculine environments. To try and  show females and males as equals. Females stabilize men. Types of experimentation: Topical Accommodation: Female protagonist. Begins in post-war America.  Victimizes woman, but she rises above it. She stabilizes her husband. Adding 
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Unformatted text preview: issues to the genre. Adding new themes. Example: The Social Network. Hybridizing Genre: Combines two genres. Using genre to convey a social message. Parody: Two level genre mimics, loves what it mimics and critiques what it mimics. Example: Austin Powers. Use of genre to bring out nostalgia: Paying more attention to the surface of genre. Critique genre: Brings out waves. Spirit behind traditional myths gave people spirit. Remthyilysing (deconstruct the myth in the middle and then comes back to the original myth in the end) the myth. Demyth the myth: Show how myth is destructive and the negative consequences of myths. Departure or Modernisation: Changing with the times. 21:09 21:09...
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