The Adventure Of The Film Genre Are King Kong ( 1933 ) Directed By. Cooper And The Movie

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An adventure means more than journey; it is a venture into finding the limits of existence. Movie creators use the power of the adventure film as a conduit to arouse feelings of thrill, suspense, fear, excitement, euphoria and in the process demonstrate the bold actions that mankind can reach. Two such movies that are archetypes of the adventure film genre are King Kong (1933) directed by Merian C. Cooper and written by Edgar Wallace and the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) directed by Henry Levin and written by Charles Brackett. The movie King Kong gives the audience an insight into the disastrous events that can occur when we attempt to disturb mother nature and bring her offspring to civilization. The production of this film took place in the classical period (1929-1945) of film which witnessed major changes in the narrative and audio elements of film. Meanwhile, the film Journey to the Center of the Earth allows us to explore the fictional interior of mother Earth with a highly anomalous team. The production of this film took place in the post-classical period(1946-1962) in which we begin to see new conventions and ideas because of the ruling from the court case Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson. While in the classical period the adventure film genre intensified its exploration and conquest aspects to provide an escape for viewers from the dismal effects Great Depression, the adventure films of the post-classical period concentrated on notion that females…

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