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    From films about childhood dreams, to wizards, to evil spirits, the fantasy genre has taken audiences into worlds they never could have imagined. Fantasy genre films use creativity, magic, and unrealistic circumstances to take one’s mind beyond its limits. “Fantasy is a fluid genre that allows crossover with horror, science fiction, comedy, holiday films, and more” (Goodyknootz & Jacobs, 2014). The feature-length film “Big” starring Tom Hanks is a textbook example of a fantasy genre film. While using impractical and dreamlike situations and settings, this American Film Institute (AFI) top ten film grasps the attention of the younger viewers but also offers remarks that are appreciated by adults. (Goodyknootz & Jacobs, 2014) The theory of…

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    Although there are various types of genre and each has its own particular set of standards, they tend to be much functional when comes to the mixture of them in films. Looking back to Altman's approach on the point of view in communication belief, he describes genre labels as messages which helps in marketing films to specific or large group of audiences. Different potential spectators conceived differently through advertisements like film posters, trailers, and reviews that can impel spectators…

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    The article, ‘Film Bodies: Gender, Genre & Excess’1 by Linda Williams explores whether the forms of sex, violence and emotion found in the genres of pornography, horror, and melodrama (specifically the woman’s weepie) respectively, are as gratuitous as my film scholars and critics believe them to be. Setting out to disprove this idea, Williams’ investigates and compares the form, function, and system of the three genres. Ultimately, William’s central claims reveal the value in the supposed…

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    Films can cause an array of emotions to stir up within a person. The many different genres of film can allow a person to choose what they want to feel while watching. The most popular film genre when searched is comedy. Within that there can be romantic comedy, action comedy, suspenseful comedy and more. The number of films that one can enjoy is endless. Each genre contains a handful of emotions that the viewer will be feeling. The genre that can be described as both loved and hated is the…

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    1. Introduction FILMS are method of expressions .Directors, Actors and Cinematographers use this medium as a method to speak an exactly crafted plot. This communication operates at many levels; expressly, with the delivery of lines by the actors, and implicitly, with the backgroundmusic, lighting, camera movements and then on. They typically follow well-establish rules, normally referred to as “film grammar” in literature, to communicate these ideas [1]. Movies contribute to the major portion…

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    Genre theory is the study of films so that they may be put into the correct categories or genres. This helps allow the audience understand the type of film they will be watching before they watch it. Any film made will fall under one or more genre with some being broken down into sub-genres. There are several major genres such as, romantic comedy, mysteries, documentaries, fantasy, musicals, gangster films, and my favorite horror. The horror genre can be broken into many subgenres which can…

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    The horror film genre is big in the entertainment industry. It is an attraction to see films where viewers know that it will bring fear. This fear is a type of adrenaline rush from skydiving. There is an aesthetic distance that allows the viewers to experience his/her own fear as an object of enjoyment. This type of experience is a frame where viewers know there is a limit and they will not get physically hurt. This paper will explore the emotion of fear when watching horror films. The paper…

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    “I'm willing to meet my creator and answer for every shot that I took”. (American Sniper) American Sniper is based on a remarkable true story of the U.S. Navy Seal, Chris Kyle risk his life for his country. The director of the movie, Clint Eastwood expressed Chris’s story in a very touching and a warm loving way but also catches you but surprise with numerous suspenseful, gruesome, and jaw dropping sense throughout the movie. Main reason American Sniper has multiple awards is due to the amazing…

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    Noir is a French term meaning “black”; thus, noir genre is a type of genre that surrounds the idea of dark, ominous, violent, crime-centered, moody atmosphere. The genre, which is also called as noir fiction, is pioneered by an American writer named James M. Cain and originated in America. Film Noir is a practice of noir genre which plots are centered on crime dramas around 1940s and 1950s time frame, during which it was believed to be first practiced. At its peak, film noir polished many…

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    Bria May Option 2: Horror Film Syllabus A horror movie can make us scream and even laugh. We have our opinions about certain movies, either we love them or we absolutely hate them. How did the genre horror develop into a distinct form of the filmmaking experience? What are the historical influences, formal pacts, and cultural expectations that define horror as a genre? The idea of this course is to learn and experience the supernatural horror film genre. A variety of films will be shown…

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