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    Four Genres Of Literature

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    1. Compare at least 4 of the following genres: The four genres I chose to compare are: Nonfiction – You can read nonfiction stories in just about anything. This can be reading a magazine, a book, articles in a newspaper, or reading something on the internet. Nonfiction is written about topics that are real and are based on actual facts and information. Biography- A biography is a true and detailed description about someone’s life and is usually written by someone else. It includes an account of the series of events during the person’s life. This book will include information about their life and things that have happened during their lifetime. Biographies can be written about any one from a teacher to a war hero to a celebrity.…

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    in our lifestyle. Most people who go to the movies never consider the genre of the film they may be watching or have watched formerly, they certainly strive to enjoy themselves. However the screenplay writers need to understand…

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    The mixed genre of science fiction and parody is a complex form of entertainment that has a lot of uses. This mixed genre will always follow a standard form. The science fiction will use its strange and unfamiliar characteristics to separate the audience from the topic. These characteristics could be things like aliens, robots, or multiple timeline paradoxes. The parody will then come in with a punchline and explain the situation in a blatant way. This could be a hilariously clueless President,…

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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…

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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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    Casablanca is a classic film released in 1942 at the start of World War II and went on to become a large successus. Its remembered as being a romance drama war film. But why is this? Before discussing what genre umbrella Casablanca falls into, one must comprehend what a genre is, and the classifications of the different genres. Is the genre of a film based the subject matter and content or is it based on the effect it has on the audience? A film genre is a film category. It is recognized as a…

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    Emery Goss Laura Mclister English 1030 February 12, 2017 Genre Analysis The movie that I chose for my genre analysis was a horror classic, The Shining. The film was made in the year 1980, starring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, Shelly Duvall as Wendy Torrance, and Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance. The film was directed by Stanley Kubrick and screen written by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson. Critics originally poorly reviewed the film, however with time the film became a classic. The film…

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    Most Popular Film Genre

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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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    Everybody has their favorite type of genre; whether it be science fiction, action, comedy, or horror. What all these have in common are how they are set up. Every genre follows a certain “formula.” So much so, that it can become repetitive, so people can become accustomed. Thomas Schatz found genre to be restrictive. However, they can change with what the people and industry want. It is a combination of narrative and cinematic elements that surround different conflicts. Genre is well-known…

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