10.26.2011 Genre, Part 1, Suspense Thriller, Police&Detective, Classical

10.26.2011 Genre, Part 1, Suspense Thriller, Police&Detective, Classical

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Unformatted text preview: 10.26.2011 Genre, Part 1: Suspense Thriller: Police/Detective – Classical Viewing: G-Men (William Keighley, USA, Warner Bros., 1935) Genre- Genre : a series of different films that are categorized o All the films have a similar story/myth Talking about content over form Content: Form: The way its done o What are the criteria? (3 criteria) Myth Convention (ex) special Effects) Iconography (recurring images and sounds, ex) machine guns in a gangster film) o Other things Subject matter Themes Setting Types of characters Moods Atmospheres Tones Type of actor Type of music that is used o 3 Types Tragedy • An image of man breaking limits, going beyond the bounds, man going true, implies determining principle • Metaphysical genre • Fear and Pity and Thought • Sub Forms o Greek Comedy • Images of man’s fragmentation, man coming apart • Opposite of tragedy • Comedy has a point about fragmentation, yet makes you laugh o You laugh first, and then you get the point (with distance) •...
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10.26.2011 Genre, Part 1, Suspense Thriller, Police&Detective, Classical

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