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Unformatted text preview: Genre II - 11/2/10 Genre reflects culture; if culture changes, genre changes -WWII: female got sense of herself and of culture while men were gone; that culture was wrong; and she was not fulfilled/happy/respected like she ought to be- Woman’s role changed from the victim to the victor- Identity problems; suffering mental issues- female was older and aggressive (cougars) because they found out that they lived longer 1948-1957: Television boom made movies more popular (over radio)-We became fascinated with Europe, thus foreign film (German expressionalism) came to influence American film in the 20’s with unformulaic movies (did not follow a single genre) Types of Experimentation: Topical Accommodation: (I’ll Climb the Highest Mountain) concerns itself with topics of the time like a Post-War American film but it’s not in your face, it’s weaved in Parody: “Two-level home” has great affection to what it mimics as well as critiques it Re-mything: Take the story or myth of a genre and question it, but in the end embrace the old values...
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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.
- Fall '07