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Genre

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

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