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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