Week 10 - classical phase

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genre part I: the classical period (1929-1945) a. definition of genre: distinct type or category into which a number of individual  works are grouped based on common characteristics content/form distinction content: setting, characters, plot, conflict, costume, actor, mood,  atmosphere, subject, moral, theme; what is in the film form: visual design, temporal design/editing, acting styles; how the  film is put together 3 aspects of genre myth: story conventions: ways of doing things that are particular to one genre musical – singing and dancing to tell a story iconography: set of images or sounds that are associated with one  genre b. film genres tragedy – story of a man going beyond his boundaries; active, responsible  source; arouses fear and pity; god/religious aspect comedy – image of man being fallable; limitations; conventions:   plot and character are stylized, abstract quality; most intellectual of 
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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