11.2.2011 Genre, Part 2, Suspense Thriller, Police&Detective, Post-Classical

11.2.2011 Genre, Part 2, Suspense Thriller, Police&Detective, Post-Classical

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Genre, Part II: Suspense Thriller: Police/Detective—Postclassical Movie: The Big Heat - Thrillers usually have gangsters, or people who are outside of the law - There is also a protagonist or cop - We usually see a hierarchy - The main character cop is usually different than everyone else, that sets him apart o He rarely has a home life o He is obsessed with is job o Not many romances o The job really defines the protagonist, “he is his job” o Justice is always served, the case is always cracked o Documentary of the latest technology to fight crime - Postclassical Phase: o You can look back at the classical phase and comment on it o You can diverge from the classical o Why was there a departure? The culture changed American culture changed after the war Relationship between genre and culture: Genre has myth and story, which has conflicts that are from real culture Take these tensions and conflicts and put them into story form 1 st reason: 2 nd reason: movies went through a change
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11.2.2011 Genre, Part 2, Suspense Thriller, Police&Detective, Post-Classical

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