Film genres

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  • Most Popular Film Genre

    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 horror genre. The first horror movie to ever be created and shown was Le Manoir du Diable, french for the Manor of the Devil written and created by Georges Méliès in the late 1890s. This film forever changed cinematic creations. A new genre was created: horror. If…

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  • Film Bodies: Gender, Genre And Excess By Linda Williams

    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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  • Film: An Analysis Of The Movie Genre

    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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  • The Horror Genre Film Analysis

    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 American Sniper: Film Genre

    “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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  • Horror Movies: The Evolution Of The Genre Of Horror Films

    There are many genres of television films like, crime, adventure, comedy, chick flicks, war stories, and many more. The horror genre of television films has to be the most unique of the genres. Many television watchers view horror films to be a negative genre because it plays on peoples fear. Like clowns, vampires, zombies, and home invasions. Most people would rather watch a positive film that can make them optimistic and not want to go to bed having nightmares and new fears. That’s why horror…

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  • Film Noir Genre Of Film Noir: James M. Coin

    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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  • Horror Film Syllabus: Supernatural Horror As A Genre?

    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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  • Linda Williams 'Film Bodies Gender, Genre And Excess'

    The readings from this week were “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess” by Linda Williams and “Mega-Melodrama! Vertical and Horizontal Suspension of the ‘Classical,’” which is also by Linda Williams. The thesis that was articulated for “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess” reads “This essay explores the notion that there may be some value in thinking about the form, function, and system of seemingly gratuitous excesses in these three genres… My hope, therefore, is that by thinking…

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  • Linda Williams '' Film Bodies: Gender, Genre And Excess'

    In Linda Williams “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre and Excess”, she discusses the way films can provide viewers with a sensational reaction to the physicality of the body whether being in acts of pleasure or pure disgust. What I found interesting was Williams perspective on the way one receives what her adolescent son phrases as “gross” movies. Williams’s depiction of “gross” movies are horror films that tend to have vigorous violence or disdain towards female promiscuous characters. A convention of…

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