A genre is the way to determine the Genre refers to the method of film different types of music or film. categorisation based on similarities in the narrative elements from whichMusic:- Film:- films are constructed. The-Pop -Horror conventions that make up genre-R&B -Comedy change over.-Rap -Rom Com Conventions:- Common elements-Indie -Action that reappear in films of similar type-Rock -Adventure-Classical -Musicals What is G enre?-House -War-Opera -Western-Jazz -Crime A style of expressing yourself in-Hip-Hop -Animation writing-Country - Sci-Fi A genre is a loose set of A kind of literary or artistic work criteria for a category of composition.
Genre Theorists• Genre theory or genre studies got underway with the Greeks. The Greeks felt that the type of person an author was would be directly responsible for the type of poetry they wrote. The Greeks also believed that certain metrical forms were suited only to certain genres.• Christian Metz is a French film theorist and in 1975 he argued that genres go through a typical cycle of changes during there life time. • Genre is a marking tool developed to sell more things. Genre is a natural outcropping of human being’s desire to categorise and understand their environment. When faced with a plethora of entertainment choices it would be almost impossible to pick what you wanted to watch without genre. The actual genre becomes a type of short-hand communication tool, so we don’t have to explain the whole plot of the film etc. • The real issue is negative connotations surrounding specific genres, where people will instantly dismiss a show/film because it falls under that particular label (genre); However genre on the other hand is a good thing as it helps the developers and producers to market towards that specific genre which they will know exactly what that target audience is looking for and how to target that genre successfully.
Genre Theorists• Jeanne Hall, a film theorist, agrees with the use of horror films in easing the process of understanding issues by making use of their optical elements. The use of horror films to help audiences understand international prior historical events occurs, for example, to show the horridness of the Vietnam war, the Holocaust and the worldwide AIDS epidemic. However, horror movies do not always present positive endings. In fact, in many occurrences the manipulation of horror presents cultural definitions that are not accurate, yet set an example to which a person relates to that specific cultural from then on in their life The visual interpretations of a films can be lost in the translation of their elements from one culture to another like in the adaptation of the Japanese film Ringu into the American film The Ring. This deterioration that can occur in an international remake happens by over- presenting negative cultural assumptions that, as time passes, sets a common ideal about that particular culture in each individual.
This is the ‘Horror’ Film GenreWe can take note that all ofthese images are dark, coldcolours, a lot have used thecolour red which resembles blood.
With the ‘romantic’ film genre it is very stereotypical, the majority of the images areeither, kissing, hugging, or lying close to a person. The colour red in this genre represents love, there is a subtle use ofcolour which catches the eye.
The film genre ‘Comedy’ often uses a variety of colours and none of the front covers lookrepetitive as it can relate to so many different stories and scenarios. The colours are vibrant which catch the eye.
Generic Conventions Film and TeaserCamera techniques, angles, shots High and low angles to denote power/lack of power. Extreme close up of facial features to show emotions (fear, anger etc) Panning of rooms Slow camera movements to increase suspense Some quick camera movementsEditing Fast cuts to increase tensionSound Non-Diegetic Sounds; heavy breathing, screaming, scratching, weaponry noises. Diegetic Sounds foreboding music, low, creepy.Lighting Dark lighting used to build tension, Dark shadows, hiding parts of the ‘Bad Guy’ making him secretive.