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  • Gould's Philip Marlowe In The Long Goodbye
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    'Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye attempts to do a very interesting thing. It tries to be all genre and no story... It makes no serious effort to reproduce the Raymond Chandler detective novel... it just takes all the characters out of that novel and lets them stew together in something that feels like a private-eye movie. ' -- -ROGER EBERT (REVIEW) The period of American cinema between 1965 and 1975 produced many films that almost completely restructured classical Hollywood's accepted genre con...
  • American Film Genres By Stanley Solomon
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    English 1 January 28, 2005 Summary Of Beyond Formula: American Film Genres The passage taken from the book, "Beyond Formula: American Film Genres" by Stanley Solomon, focuses specifically on Western films. Solomon suggests that, "the Western is primarily a genre of location", (56) which not only suggests the plot of the movie but the characters portrayed in the film as well. If the location is based in a harsh or rugged environment, the viewers automatically assume that the characters in the fil...
  • Genre Of Horror Films
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    At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into societys consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the distinctive presence of Fred Krueger to the horror industry and ...
  • Boetticher Scott Westerns
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    A NOT-SO-ACCURATE prophet once wrote, 'As recently as 1972, there were a tremendous number of quality Westerns being made... and since there seems to be a ten-year cycle in Western movie making, I'd say we " ll see more in about 1982. ' 1 In 1982 only two Westerns were released, and neither was exactly a major success. Barbarossa, starring Willie Nelson, drew some respectable reviews-and some very damaging ones-but nobody went to see the film. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez appeared first on PBS ...
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema Studies The Key Concepts
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    Film Studies Assignment 1 Classical and Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema Table of contents INTRODUCTION 3 CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD 4 Classical Gender Representation 4 Classical Style, form and content 5 GENRE TRANSFORMATION AND POST-CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD 5 REFERENCES 8 BIBLIOGRAPHY 9 FILMOGRAPHY 10 INTRODUCTION During the course of this essay it is my intention to discuss the differences between Classical Hollywood and post-Classical Hollywood. Although these terms refer to theoretical movements of whic...
  • Western Genre Films
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    John Walker March 1st, 2002 Film Studies 296 The Matrix, The "Western" Never Known As stated by the title, there is great reason why the Matrix should be treated in the same context, although not identified, as a western. This film genre is steeped in tradition and lore. There are many definitions abound as to what may constitute a "Western film". The main goal is to see whether or not this paper can illustrate the genre be pushed towards the future. Whether it means the 20th century, the 21st c...
  • Film Genre
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    Crime Films When looking at the crime film it is important to understand the nature of the films genre. The genre is a way for the audience to distinguish types of films. These are categorized together because of standard protocols developed for a particular types or styles of film. These films usually follow similar guidelines in order to produce a predictable style for the audience. Thedevelopment of genre films is not entirely the prerogative of Hollywood. It is more the desire of the public ...
  • Basis For Many Crime And Gangster Films
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    Film genres are categories, classifications or groups of films that have a similar, familiar or instantly recognizable patterns, techniques or conventions that include one or more of the following: setting, content, themes, plot, motifs, styles, structures, situations, characters, and stars (film site. org and notes). There are many categories of film genre. These categories can cover practically any film ever made by man, although film categories can never be precise. By isolating the various e...
  • Film In One Genre
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    Genre in film gen+re (zh n+re) noun 1. A type or class: "Emaciated famine victims... on television focused a new genre of attention on the continent" (Helen Kitchen). 2. a. A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, marked by a distinctive style, form, or content: "his six String Quartets... the most important works in the genre since Beethoven's" (Time). b. A realistic style of painting that depicts scenes from everyday life. [French, from Old French, kind, from Latin genus,...
  • Very Comical Scenes In The Film
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    Cinema trailers are shown as publicity for a certain film, they attempt to encourage the viewers to watch the film that they are advertising. The way in which this is done can vary a great deal but every trailer I have come across seems to basically show in my opinion the most exiting parts of the film. Basically those parts were you want to see more to know what happens next, this is a skill of publicity gained in different ways by the producers of trailers. The producers have certain ways of p...
  • Conventions Of The Film Noir Genre
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    The film noir, or black film, is known as a popular phenomenon in American film-making. The era of the film noir began during, and following the war, becoming a common part of the American movie culture in the 1940's and 1950's. Later in the 70's, 80's and 90's, the conventions of film noir grew popular once again in what is considered the post-noir, or neo-noir era. The film noir encourages realism, and depicts dark images and a fatalistic perspective of the world. Notorious for it's American c...
  • Adventure Film
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    Popular Genres Assignment No. 2 Discussion on criteria of an adventure film Lecturer: Student: Due Date: T his discussion attempts to validate the statement that: 'In a general sense, the criteria of an adventure film is as follows: there is an exciting quest and a series of perilous events or journeys; there is a romantic sub-plot; there are recognisable bad guys, and the hero is able to conquer his or her foes as well as save those around them' (Central Queensland University 2002, p. 21). The ...
  • Fantasy Genre In Films
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    Fantasy Films Film genres are categories, classifications or groups of films that have similar, familiar or instantly-recognizable patterns, techniques or conventions that include one or more of the following: setting, content, themes, plot, motifs, styles, structures, situations, characters (or characterizations), and stars. The genre that I chose to review was that of the fantasy genre in films. In general, "fantasy" is fiction in which things can exist and happen that would not normally exist...
  • Documentary As A Film Genre
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    Documentary filmmaking has long been marred with the idea that it must represent the reality about the subject. There is a social pretense attached to the genre that insinuates that documentaries have a social responsibility to the public about presenting the subject matter in an impartial and truthful light. The word documentary, itself, carries with it suggestions of objectivity and evidence. The British documentary movement of the 1930's was a socially conscious group whose aim and intent was...
  • Films Genre Upon The Audience
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    HOW DOES THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OF FINAL DESTINATION GAIN INTEREST FROM THE AUDIENCE AND CREATE EXPECTATION FOR THE REST OF THE FILM? Final Destination is a teen horror movie typical of its genre, a genre that has seen many successful movies produced over the last few years. It contains a number of conventions that apply to the hybrid genre. The first 10 minutes of the film is used as an introduction to the film and its key storyline and main protagonists. As the credits roll up the first real sho...
  • John Doe And The Genre Film
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    A dark masterpiece of modern horror, which involves a veteran cop, Detective William Somerset who is about to retire, and Detective David Mills, who breaks in his replacement. They both become involved in a grisly, serial killer investigation. This twisted serial killer chooses his victims from people who exemplify one of each of the seven deadly sins, as he sees himself as being the flaming sword of God, dispensing judgment on these sinners. As the movie opens, we meet Somerset, a meticulous ve...
  • End Of The Film
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    Macro Essay Discuss how Genre and Narrative create meaning and response in the audience Every film has at least one identifiable genre. The genre is the type of film you are watching, for example Frankenstein is of the horror genre, Star Wars is in the Sci-Fi genre etc. Some films have two or more genres, like Titanic, which is a love story and a dramatic tragedy, so it fits into these genres. Genre is used so that the audience can more easily identify what type of film a particular film is, and...
  • Prolific Characteristic Of The Musical Film Genre
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    Jane Feuer, in her essay "The Self-Reflective Musical", writes that a prolific characteristic of the musical film genre is to create an illusion of enhanced entertainment by manipulation of three themes: spontaneity, integration, and recognition of an audience. These themes all serve to naturalize individual musical performance and to involve the film's audience more closely with the plot and its characters. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Done and Gene Kelly, 1952, USA), true to its genre, encompa...
  • Shatz S Category Of Genres Of Order
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    White Heat clearly belongs within Shatz category of genres of order. How far do you agree with this statement? This is an exiting essay to write for a number of reasons. For one it is an honour to follow in the footsteps of Raul Walsh understanding the motivations that brought him to direct White Heat in the way he did it. For another reason is wonderful having the possibility to describe it through the Shatz^s module that can describe perfectly every aspect of a selected movie. Because it is es...

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