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  • 1. Introduction to Genre Media Studies
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  • 3. A genre has characteristic features that are known to and recognised by audiences. Media Studies
  • 4. A genre has characteristic features that are known to and recognised by audiences The same formula is applied time and time again. Media Studies
  • 5. Westerns Media Studies
  • 6. Westerns War films Media Studies
  • 7. Westerns War films Soap operas Media Studies
  • 8. Westerns War films Soap operas Crime drama Media Studies
  • 9. Westerns War films Soap operas Crime drama are obvious examples Media Studies
  • 10. Game shows Media Studies
  • 11. Game shows News bulletins Media Studies
  • 12. Game shows News bulletins Documentaries Media Studies
  • 13. Game shows News bulletins Documentaries Reality TV, etc. Media Studies
  • 14. Game shows News bulletins Documentaries Reality TV, etc. are also genres Media Studies
  • 15. There are also subgenres within genres. Media Studies
  • 16. There are also subgenres within genres. Spaghetti westerns Media Studies
  • 17. There are also subgenres within genres. Spaghetti westerns Hammer horror films Media Studies
  • 18. There are also subgenres within genres. Spaghetti westerns Hammer horror films James Bond films Media Studies
  • 19. What makes genre attractive to audiences? Media Studies
  • 20. What makes genre attractive to audiences? in Expectations are fulfilled and they can predict what will happen next. Media Studies
  • 21. Why do producers like to work within a genre? Media Studies
  • 22. Why do producers like to work within a genre? Communication with the audience is instant… Media Studies
  • 23. Why do producers like to work within a genre? ..as key components are easily recognisable Media Studies
  • 24. Why do producers like to work within a genre? ..as key components are easily recognisable “ Stereotypes” Media Studies
  • 25. Why do producers like to work within a genre? … no need to set up characters and plot. Media Studies
  • 26. The audience will know what to expect Media Studies
  • 27. For a genre to become established, certain conventions need to become identifiable in the general consciousness of the audience. Media Studies
  • 28. The Key Components of Genre Media Studies
  • 29. Key Components Media Studies
  • 30.
    • Key Components
      • Stock characters
    Media Studies
  • 31.
    • Key Components
      • Stock characters
      • Stock plots, situations, issues and themes
    Media Studies
  • 32.
    • Key Components
      • Stock characters
      • Stock plots, situations, issues and themes
      • Stock locations and backdrops
    Media Studies
  • 33.
    • KEY COMPONENTS
      • Stock characters
      • Stock plots, situations, issues and themes
      • Stock locations and backdrops
      • Stock props
    Media Studies
  • 34.
    • KEY COMPONENTS
      • Stock characters
      • Stock plots, situations, issues and themes
      • Stock locations and backdrops
      • Stock props
      • Recognisable music
    Media Studies
  • 35.
    • Key Components
      • Stock characters
      • Stock plots, situations, issues and themes
      • Stock locations and backdrops
      • Stock props
      • Recognisable music
      • Generic conventions
    Media Studies
  • 36.
    • Key Components
      • Stock characters
      • Stock plots, situations, issues and themes
      • Stock locations and backdrops
      • Stock props
      • Recognisable music
      • Generic conventions
      • Familar narrative structure
    Media Studies
  • 37. The Disadvantages of Genre Media Studies
  • 38.
    • Disadvantages
    Media Studies
  • 39.
    • Disadvantages
      • formulaic media texts in
    Media Studies
  • 40.
    • Disadvantages
      • formulaic media texts in
      • texts that do not fall into line
      • have problems getting shown in
    Media Studies
  • 41.
    • Disadvantages
      • formulaic media texts in
      • texts that do not fall into line
      • have problems getting shown in
      • texts that are not easily categorised are difficult to sell
    Media Studies
  • 42.
    • Summary
    Media Studies
  • 43.
    • Summary
      • Genres function according to sets of
      • rules and conventions
    Media Studies
  • 44.
    • Summary
      • They respond to these rules and conventions by developing
      • formulas and patterns
    Media Studies
  • 45. Summary in Over time, these formulas and patterns may begin to dominate the way we the world about us . Media Studies
  • 46.