ASSIGNMENT 2: GENRE
By Leticia Silva 12 Benedict
This movie is crime
because of the girl getting
kidnapped and her dada is
trying to solve the crime
by trying to find out where
she is. and its also drama
because of it’s dramatic
parts like the music and
the sad part of when they
tell him , he will never find
his daughter ever again.
Other movies in this genre are:
The Dark Night
The city of God
The usual suspects
The purpose of crime is too get the audience at the edge of their seats and
always suspecting who it is and why they did.
They take the audience and make the audience feel ads if they are
investigators as well.
They always keep the audience guessing and always trying to figure out who it
At some points the movie may look like its this or that person but then it
suddenly changes and who the audience think is the criminal is not actually
the criminal and the one that we lest expect is the one doing the crime. That
will leave the audience confused then they suddenly explain why it was that
person and everything suddenly makes sense.
THE PURPOSE OF CRIME
The audience for the genre crime are for young adults and teenagers.
This is because teenagers like to be in a movie with so much crime and they
find it interesting at how everything happens and because crime usually have a
subgenre of action, it makes everything more fascinating and interesting.
It is also for young adults because they like to be taken into a journey to find
out what really happened. It helps them gain knowledge as to how everything
Also because most of the crime happens with teenagers and young adults but
its interesting to know how everything happens around them and how its
taken care of.
THE TARGETED AUDIENCE
CONVENTIONS OF THIS GENRE
Crime conventions Evidence Explanation
One of the family member is
Because they want money out
of the victim.
Someone is on the phone when
it happens and are suddenly
aware and alert.
So they are alert and aware that
they have been taken and will
do anything to have them back
They ask for help by
professionals to help them track
The professionals think that
there is no chance they will
ever be able to find them.
The professionals would tell
them they will never be able to
Puts them in a panic state and
makes them more determined
more than ever.
The character has a lot of
determination and will do
whatever it takes to find them.
The love the victim and will
not have any harm done to
They will find the person but
has to come with a plan first.
They have to plan it properly
to get the victim safely out.
Kills everyone and they are
reunited and go home and
everything goes back to normal.
They want revenge on those
people and want to show them
to never mess with them.
The subgenre of this movie is crime/action.
Other types of movies with these subgenres are:
Man on fire
The Bourne identity
Gone sixty seconds
Lucky number slevin
SUBGENRES OF THE TAKEN
Denotation: crying on the phone to dad.
Connotation: warning and crying out for help.
Denotation: crying at the fact they might never find her.
Connotation: they miss her and want her back. Grieving.
Denotation: being dragged from under the bed.
Connotation: she is being kidnapped.
PEOPLE ,PLACES AND OBJECTS
Car riding in the dark in empty street which
shows danger and alerted . Also
determination to get where they want to be.
The girl in a mystical place not knowing
what is happening. Giving confusion to
The women is crying grieving for her child
shows depression , hurt and pain.
The movie was made in Paris which creates the
bigger sense of panic because its such a big
PEOPLE, PLACES AND OBJECTS.
The shot of the whole city gives the audience a
sense of feeling that the father of the daughter
will never find her..
The angle from under the bridge makes it
seem like its a huge height and makes the
audience wonder if he’s really going to jump.
A dark places where people are
running round increases an urge of
High speeding car in the dark on an
Usually in crime movies there are fast cars moving in a fast pace to try and get to the
place they want to be in an urge. They are in a rush because either they have found out
where who they are looking for is or they have found out where the criminals are. They
are rushing in order to catch them on time and they are usually in a car either in lots of
traffic in broad daylight or a still silent road at night.
stereotypes Re-inforce Challenge
Criminal as unbeatable Usually the criminals seem
unbeatable and whatever the
defender does they always
seem to get their way.
Criminal is outsmarted and
ends up with no plans at all
and are caught.
The parents are told they
will never find their child
Usually in crime movies in
kidnapping the parents are
told they will never find
their child and there's
nothing they can do about it.
One of the parents end up
gaining the force to go out
and look for the child
themselves, lots of
determination and never
Getting the wrong criminal The criminal will always
have a lot of their sources
and workers around and
they will end up getting the
wrong criminal and the
criminal tends to be a good
The parent will be smart
enough and find out who
the real criminal is and come
out for their revenge and
threatening anyone who
stands in their way of
getting what they want.
The movie identifies the crime that happen day to day and what people go
through every time it happens.
The movie was added a few extra things to make it more interesting to watch
but it was based on a real industry that happens in today's society especially
The movie represents what the people go through when this happens and how
they cope with the fact that their child is gone and kidnapped.
The movie makes you more aware of the things that happens around us but
make it more memorable so that the message across the movie is heard and
The movie helps us feel and understand the pain they go through when this
happens to one of their relatives. Also to try put a stop to this industry that is
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