%PDF-1.6 %���� When we watch a horror, we link it automatically to all we know of the horror genre, and with that we have certain expectations of the movie as well. [1] Within this frame, westerns usually have very archetypical plot conflicts such as good vs bad, man and revenge, law and order vs lawlessness, man vs nature, and Settlers vs Indians. Don Juan (1926) Secondly the characters types, Shane and Ethan both were heroes in the movie meanwhile the rest were townspeople and civilization of savage. Scarface: The Shame of a Nation sparked calls for censorship as it was criticized as too violent. [2] Some of the best westerns of this type were made with director Anthony Mann and actor Jimmy Stewart. Also Kimberly Pierce’s Boys Don’t Cry, which uses Feminist Film Theory AND Queer Theory to expose the way society treats a Transgender protagonist. Genre is a concept used in film studies and film theory to describe similarities between groups of films based on aesthetic or broader social, institutional, cultural, and psychological aspects. To Have and Have Not (1944) http://bit.ly/1P4GcrE Book Recommendation https://amzn.to/2XZynKwWhat is it about films that draw us to them. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Australia (2008) This protagonist … John Wayne’s retirement marked an end of era. The Mark of Zorro (1940) District 9 is a great example of this as well where the aliens sectioned off was a commentary on apartheid in South Africa. ), François Truffaut and “The Four Hundred Blows”, The “Dollhouse Aesthetic”: Wes Anderson as an Auteur, Introduction to Luis Bunuel and Avant-Garde Filming, The Evolution of Animation to CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) and the Impact of James Cameron’s Avatar, History of American Animation and Walt Disney’s Significant Contribution, Continuation of stop-motion and Laika: An in-depth look at ParaNorman, Famous Documentary Film Directors of today, The Hunger Games vs Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Kill Bill: Vol. Some people may group by period, country , director, or purpose. Examples of this include The Road, Mad Max, or World War Z. It’s also where one can find immense hope in the world and how we can solve our problems with our own ingenuity. Gangster films, war films, and police procedural thrillers, certainly, often mark that appeal by drawing on and quoting "authentic" (and-authenticating) discourses, artifacts, and texts: maps, newspaper headlines, memoirs, archival documents, and so on. 1�',�K�cQ#��N�im��\�f�d?#�v���ͬ�&�$;�Nگ`pͰ�� The boxing film has been a significant genre in Hollywood, with more than 150 full length films since 1930. The main characteristic of the genre is the use of science to portray a world that is different than known reality in some way. Westerns also have certain identifiable characters and items like the cowboy/gunslinger/bounty hunter that wears a cowboy hat, spurs, and a bandanna. Related: body genres - formula (as in formula fiction) - genre theory, corpus and tautology - rhetorics - trope - repetition. However, westerns have taken these seemingly simple conflicts and turned them into intricate and complex films. The film was shot from the gangster’s perspective and the film won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. By the late 1970s and into the 1980s, the genre had undergone a complete transformation. [1] The character of the undercover gangster was not changed, he was still ruthless and violent but he was a “good guy.” This type of subgenre can be found in films like G-Men (1935), Bullets or Ballots (1936), and The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938). Granted, there are these invasion-type movies like The Day the Earth Stood Still or Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (113 mins. [2] The Hays code brought about the end of an era but also gave forth to a new one. Genre theory revolves around the ideas surrounding how we define and distinguish genres, and how we categorise films into genres based on usually conventional factors. (104 mins.  The African Queen (1951) While others assign genre by story content, literature, performance, budget based, racial identity, artistic status, etc (Chandler 2). [3] The western genre again saw a dramatic change in style and approach during the 1950’s. However, the genre saw a resurgence in popularity and status in the early 1940’s through the renowned hit of John Ford’s Stage Coach (1939). The Searchers is one of the great classic westerns and is considered to be one of the best westerns ever made. The added sound effects of gunfire and screeching tires of the getaway car really helped the audience get sucked into the film genre. taking on the battles of nature and his fellow man”. The films became increasingly complex with flawed outlaw-heroes and darker plotlines. A film genre is a motion picture category based on similarities in either the emotional response to the film (namely, tragic, comic, etc.) For example, the prequel Prometheus may fit into this category more so than Alien since the theory of the origins of life on Earth, Panspermia, has a more prominent role than any of the characters. Hidalgo (2004) Moby Dick (1956) It aims to show how the descriptive imperatives of genre criticism can be settled with the anthropological tasks of the present film genre theory. The post-WWII era saw a time when the war film was still popular and still portrayed in a similar way. For example, films like Flying Tigers (1942), Reunion In France (1942), The Fighting Seabees (1944), Back To Bataan (1945), & They Were Expendable (1945) were all made before the end of 1945 (the last year of World War II) and all starred John Wayne where he played a character that was a member of the US Military during the war. The Genre study of a film is the way the film is put together and how the story is told, in other words genre theory is used in the study of films in order to forward the categorization of films. The film still had all of the B-rated action but it also had a strong emphasis on the characters and the mood of the story. Standard genre characters vary according to the film genre; for film noir, for example, standard characters include the femme fatale and the "hardboiled" detective; a We… Classical tragedy, using the tenets of genre theory, is a type of fiction that should have a protagonist who is in a high position based on wealth, power or societal influence. JSTOR. Science fiction is such a large umbrella term. 1. Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Since Aristotle, genre has been one of the fundamental concepts of literary theory, and much of the world's literature and criticism has been shaped by ideas about the nature, function and value of literary genres. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. From Iconography to Ideology. Gladiator (2000) Here is Young Spock dealing with harassment due to having mixed heritage: It’s where we can reflect on what effect technology has and where that technology may lead us.  The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Goldeneye (1995) The crime genre deals with both sides of … (academy Award Winning War Film).” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. a Western is a adult male and his Equus caballus. (119 mins. Film Genre Theory Genre Theory involves classifying a film into a category that contains other films that have similar aspects. Films that could be considered epic are usually on the longer side of average run times due more elaborate and intricate plot lines. While there are a multitude of genres in literature, a representative sampling of genres and their characteristics makes it easier to understand genre theory. In this trilogy, Clint Eastwood is the “man with no name,” a quick-draw gunslinger with ambiguous morals. The cavalry trilogy, Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), and Rio Grande (1950), was a set of films most notable for its beautiful landscape shots and glorification of taking the west from the Native Americans. King Kong (2005) John Wayne ended his prolific career with more mature and complex films such as True Grit (1969), The Cowboys (1972), and The Shootist (1976). Genre is the type of narrative, or story, being told. ), A look at the early years of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his brother, who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. There are many subgenres within science fiction as well. The Black Swan (1942) Leone and Peckinpah broke new territory for the western with a certain moral ambiguity and gritty stylization. Following by narratives, fall under Wright’s (1977) four plots, Shane (Steven 1953) as classical plot and The Searcher … Genre theory is a method of literary criticism. Cliffhanger (1993) [1] Their stories usually do not end well and are viewed almost as tragic heroes despite their reckless behavior. Once this period ended, the western genre became a former shadow of itself. [1] However, the success of Bonnie and Clyde does not compete with the Godfather trilogy. This is a funny scene with Jack Sparrow from the first movie, The Curse of the Black Pearl. Leone’s greatest film, however, was Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), sometimes considered the best western ever made. ( Log Out /   Jaws (1975) On account of the new stricter production codes, the crime and gangster genre had to change but still keep its roots. War and Peace (1956) During this period, westerns were mostly B-films that lacked interesting characters amongst other things. At about the same time Robert Dinero was releasing his critically esteemed film Raging Bull in 1980. These four related conflicts shape the more apparent conventions of plot, character, and setting” (Grindon 2) The themes of overcoming adversity against all odds and believing in oneself were very inspirational to millions of viewers. … Classical film theory provides a structural framework to address classical issues of techniques, narrativity - , diegesis - , cinematic codes, "the image", genre, subjectivity, and authorship. 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Stagecoach was also the breakout film for western icon John Wayne, who is probably the most iconic western star ever. Grindon, Leger. Red Dust (1932) The Road Warrior (1981) The Mummy (1999) The word genre comes from the French (and originally Latin) word for 'kind' or 'class' ”. The Last of the Mohicans (1992) These could be similar narratives, characters, filming techniques, or other formal features. Many also consider George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983), Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001-2003) and the Harry Potter (2001-2011) series to be epics when looked at as bodies of work. [1] This genre often overlaps with noir films and sometimes even westerns. Swashbucklers of the 50s included Spartacus (1960) and nowadays the most popular would be the Pirates of the Carribean film series. Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is even considered one of the best films of all time. The Flame and the Arrow (1950) Directors began to portray the protagonists in their movies as individuals with mental/emotional issues, presumably due to their participation in combat. Genre andrew tudor 3 2. Over the years, it has been transformed and reinvented many a times and even today westerns are still made. King Solomon’s Mines (1950) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) The Adventures of Don Juan (1949) Conan the Barbarian (1982) The Hunt for Red October (1990) “Under the category of adventure films, we can include traditional swashbucklers, serialized films, and historical spectacles (similar to the epics film genre), searches or expeditions for lost continents, “jungle” and “desert” epics, treasure hunts and quests, disaster films, and heroic journeys or searches for the unknown. Small contends that the aesthetic of experimental film/video would best be understood as a coordinate major genre separate from genres such as fictive narrative and documentary. The War Genre of film is one where the narrative or primary plot of the movie is focused, or has in the background, a war that mankind has fought. Brokeback Mountain has elements of the western (setting, objects and props, dress code) to develop an emotive … Introduction. That may be somewhat of a tautology that uses the definitions of the words ‘science’ and ‘fiction’, but it’s really the only common thread among all of the films described here. ISBN. North by Northwest (1959), More Recent Greatest Adventure Films: Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina. ���Yİ4�K��A��"(4q� ?��l�h��"/��9����G?bƖ��p ����a�;���.�zQ�^�Ey�e)�^]�Օ]�*=Q��|�O~�8Y�Y_��T=�3P� 觰 ��fE�����s����"[� $�~\�Q�M\��3cq�6;ۜR�(�� �_�F�R��V�%܄���-�����7?�?����{�Q:s���.T�S#�NaD!̽-�0�/���G�͝�/� ��F�zf���N/\���7�E1������\i6 The western character turned from a virtuous gun-slinger into a tortured revenge-filled loner. [1] Additionally, Scarface: The Shame of a Nation was so violent that the Hays Production Code of Censorship was completely revamped in order to not allow such a film. We use genre to categorise different types of stories. John Ford dominated the 1940’s with the dark classic My Darling Clementine (1946) and the “cavalry” trilogy. The film was the first to have a gangster use a machine gun and had a total of 28 on-screen deaths throughout the film. This new theory leads Small to develop a case for the establishment of experimental film/video as a major genre. Coverage includes literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Contrast with: originality. This genre includes the evolution of Swashbuckler films as well. ( Log Out /  Adventure films are often set in a historical period, and may include adapted stories of historical or literary adventure heroes (Robin Hood, Tarzan, and Zorro for example), kings, battles, rebellion, or piracy”. Gunga Din (1939) Change ). It is usually associated with other genres but signifies larger productions or thematic elements than those of other films in those genres. Aliens (1986) Eastwood’s slow casual style and menacing look makes for some great action sequences such as this one. Top Gun (1986) This guide highlights library resources for some of the more popular film genres.  Blade Runner (1982) [3] After this prolific period of westerns, the genre from an American standpoint died off. There are other films that mix science fiction elements in but are not entirely science fiction. Excalibur (1981) However, with the dawn of the 1940’s a new type of genre came about called film noir. To understand more about the genre, one should examine the history and evolution of the genre. Genres are dependent on various factors such as story line, whom the director is, and what are the audience expectations In using genre theory we create a short cut in how we describe films. [3] Another notable film during this period was The Searchers (1956), directed by John Ford. or the narrative elements. ), The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back, to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. Martin Scorsese made classics such as Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), and The Departed (2006), while Quentin Tarantino made classics such as Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994). The early 1990s became a dark age of sorts for the war film genre as Hollywood had abandoned them in favor of other genres like science fiction. Why is ISBN important? [3] The Hays Production Code changed the way these films were made. Introduction; ... journal articles, books and dissertations. In the late 1960s however, the genre began to change how it was portrayed as the Vietnam War was beginning to takes its toll on the United States and Hollywood. Black Stallion (1979) Films such as these include Cowboys vs. Aliens, where the western genre is mixed with science fiction, Cabin in the Woods, where the horror genre is combined with sci-fi, and Melancholia , which is more of a literary, psychological analysis that is set on the backdrop of the end of the world due to a massive meteor that can’t be stopped. A Short Guide to Writing about Film. This subset of films was pioneered by director Sergio Leone, who brought about the classic “Man with no name” trilogy, starring Clint Eastwood. {���I�Ylf��m�ґ-C�'�G؟������=�JJ��7H�Em����"��Cʜ B g�0��Sxׄ[�XD���X,�0-��I,��K%�(%����'B(��Ha0!�����BBCBc""2�U�(���%JR�)QQ$!����$'Z�P Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. (132 mins.). ( Log Out /  In fact, The Racket was actually banned in Chicago due to its negative depiction of police. “Body and Soul: The Structure of Meaning in the Boxing Film Genre.” Cinema Journal Summer 35.4 (1996): 54-69. Film Genres. Summarily, science fiction is a very diverse classification of film. �5�å$�(�H���$��8. Social Implications in the Hollywood Genres jean-loup bourget 51 6. The Crime and Gangster started in the silent film era. Deliverance (1972) Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) , was an affectionate return and tribute to the early days of Saturday morning matinees and cinema, with comic-book archaeology hero Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) battling the Nazis while searching for the sacred Ark of the Covenant – the first in a very successful trilogy of films (Filmsite). He is somewhat of a loner and he rides his trusty steed from town to town. [2] Once sound was incorporated into movies, the western fell in its status amongst other film genres. This general setting invokes certain themes westerns have in that they showcase the primitive and outdated ways of life and embody the spirit and struggle of the American frontier. “The fundamental problems or conflicts in the boxing film can be organized into four categories: body versus soul, opportunity versus difference; market values versus family values; and anger versus justice. These films continued to project the morally superior Allies narrative that was, in the late 1960s, over 20 years old. Alternatively, it is important to understand the six conventions of western genre portrayed in the movie aforementioned earlier. This film starring Sylvester Stallone was the rags to riches story, appealing to the American public as a direct representation of the American Dream. ), A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. ), Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round… (95 mins. The Western is the one of the most recognizable and enduring genres of film in the American film industry. This isn’t adequate though, even for a brief characterization of these types of films. The driving force behind horror has always been to draw inspiration from mythology, urban legends, fairy tales, and literature. The Three Musketeers (1948) A film genre is a motion-picture category based (for example) on similarities either in the narrative elements or in the emotional response to the film (namely: serious, comic, etc.). The film completely changed the crime and gangster genre and elevated it to mainstream success. For the most part, the crime and gangster genre was absorbed into film noir and it wasn’t until censorship was lifted that the crime and gangster genre reemerged. Studios in Hollywood moved away from focusing on the horrors of war and instead focused on the heroes of war. Hudson’s Bay (1940) Another director, Sam Peckinpah, also contributed to the spaghetti westerns with films like The Wild Bunch (1969). This can be seen in the multitude of robot and artificial intelligence films like A.I., Bicentennial Man, The Matrix Trilogy, I Robot, Her, Blade Runner, or Transcendence. The basic genres include fiction and documentary, from which subgenres have emerged, such as docudrama. Around the World in 80 Days (1956) Rocky (1976) It’s where current social trends can be taken to extremes like the social order that is shown in the film adaptations of The Time Machine or Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Crime Genre. The first westerns were made during the silent film era. Some examples of Queer Theory in action are Todd Haynes’s Poison, which used the horror film genre to investigate the politics of gay sexual practices of the AIDS era. Abstract Genre is a concept used in film studies and film theory to describe similarities between groups of films based on aesthetic or broader social, institutional, cultural, and psychological aspects. They start out low work there way up and then get cocky and brought back down to Earth or they lose someone close to them which drives them to almost quit, and then they overcome the adversity to face there greatest challenge yet which is embodied in a lethal opponent. FILM THEORY: Film theory seeks to develop concise, systematic concepts that apply to film and video. From Elysium, where underground medical treatment is sought by the impoverished protagonist: It’s a genre that is able to make ideological points about topics that otherwise may never be broached via allegory. With the newer less strict censorship codes, the crime and gangster genre thrived once again. (129 mins. Starting with All Quiet On The Western Front (1930), a film based on a book written by a soldier during World War I, war was presented to its audience as something terrible and difficult for the human psyche to cope with. Print. A Fistful of Dollars, the first of the “Man with no name” trilogy. Print. The Man In the Iron Mask (1939) The typical setting in this genre is in large cities or in exotic locations that showcase excessive wealth. The characters in these movies are often materialistic self-destructive megalomaniacs. Crime dramas are mostly filmed in low-key lighting and follow the same descriptions of violence, drug, and other crime forms. ), A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson. Ideology, Genre, Auteur robin wood 60 7.  The General (1926) Common things that appear in this genre are nightclubs, dark streets or remote areas of a city, large quantities of cash, drugs, and of course guns. Robin Hood (1922) With CGI technology, special effects, and highly detailed and choreographed sets, directors took war films one step further by integrating a level of realism that film viewers had never experienced. Some are mental, others physical in nature, but all challenge the hero to the edge of their character. This is how Barry Keith Grant opens his book Film Genre. Good westerns were still made but very sparingly and this pattern still follows today. The time period. This genre has undergone quite a transformation throughout its history in the way it portrays its characters and war in general. It also attempts to plan a reasonable course for the future of genre studies across the various disciplines of media studies. The culmination of this effort manifested itself in the 1962 epic war film, The Longest Day. (144 mins. ISBN-10: 081081059X. Daniel C h a nd l er . (109 mins. Then there’s soft science fiction, where the characters are more important. Early European and Hollywood films such as Nosferatu (1922) and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), and Universal Studios’ Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), and The Mummy(1932) began to establish horror as crowd-pleasing spectacles. An important part of Genre theory is knowing at which period a film was made. Genre will often be divided by observing characteristic features exhibited within a film, using recurring symbols and motifs within the film to place it within a genre. “At its GENRE THEORY 3 simplest. ), Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. Genre studies Genre studies is a structuralist approach to literary criticism, film … The text assigned for the class characterizes sci-fi as dealing “with adventures in outer space or intrusions from extraterrestrials” (Corrigan 93).  Star Wars (1977) The code asserted that criminals be presented as psychopaths and to de-glorify crime in order to show that crime was wrong. Return of the Jedi (1983) Here’s a trailer for a pretty cool and goofy science fiction flick from the ’80s: Corrigan, Timothy. The Sea Hawk (1940) Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. Genre is just as important as the story on its own; it manages our expectations and schemas. 468 0 obj <>stream The River Wild (1994) New York: Longman, 2010. 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