After reviewing the discussion of genre in Chapter 4 of Film: From Watching to Seeing, demonstrate your understanding of one selected genre using a feature-length film.
Several films are listed in Chapter 4 as emblematic of a specific
genre ( Gangster, Western, Horror, Mystery, Fantasy, Romantic). You are
allowed to choose a film or genre not mentioned in Chapter 4, but you
are strongly encouraged to email your professor to receive approval
before doing so.
In 800 to 1200 words
- Explain genre
theory and, using Chapter 4 of the text as a reference, thoroughly
describe the conventions and attributes of your selected genre.
a feature-length film that fits this genre and provide a basic summary
of the movie. As you develop this summary, remember the differences
between a film’s story and a film’s plot and how these differences can
lead to the inclusion of genre elements.
- Interpret at least two
genre conventions exhibited in your chosen feature-length film that help
classify it in the selected genre. Be sure to provide a specific
example of each convention (e.g., a particular scene or plot component).
an example of a third convention from your chosen feature-length film
and explain how this convention expands the boundaries of the specified