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ACTION COMEDY<br />Group Members:<br />Nyaja Covington<br />Julian Hormilla<br />Corinne Astrom<br />ShahaniRanasinghe<br />
Genre Theory<br /> Genre comes from the French (and originally Latin) word for 'kind' or 'class'. <br />Genre theory is us...
What is Genre?<br />A Genre is the term for any category of literature as well as various forms of art or culture such as ...
Ways to Categorize Genre…<br />Grouping by period or country <br />Director, actor, producer, writer, or studio<br />Techn...
Do you know what Action Comedy Is?<br />The blend of comedy and action goes back as far as the swashbucklers of the ‘30s, ...
Action Comedy Continued…<br />Heroes that face challenges and require physical feats <br />Dramatic fights and chases with...
Examples of action comedy<br />Rush Hour 3<br />Handcock<br />Knight and Day<br />
ACTION COMEDY<br />If you like action and you love you laugh…then maybe you should watch<br />
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  1. 1. ACTION COMEDY<br />Group Members:<br />Nyaja Covington<br />Julian Hormilla<br />Corinne Astrom<br />ShahaniRanasinghe<br />
  2. 2. Genre Theory<br /> Genre comes from the French (and originally Latin) word for 'kind' or 'class'. <br />Genre theory is used in the study of films in order to facilitate the categorization of films. <br />Genre are dependent on various factors such as story line, whom the director is, what are the audience expectations ext. <br />In using genre theory we create a short cut in how we describe films. <br /> According to David Duff in his view of genre is a recurring type or category of text, as defined by structural, thematic, and/or functional criteria."<br />
  3. 3. What is Genre?<br />A Genre is the term for any category of literature as well as various forms of art or culture such as movies or music based on some loose sets of stylistic criteria.<br />Genres are formed by conventions that change over time as new genres are invented and the use of old ones are discontinued.<br />Often, movies fit into multiple genres by way of borrowing and recombining these conventions such as Romantic Comedy, Action Drama, and Comedy Horror.<br />The Genre we will be focusing on is Action Comedy<br />
  4. 4. Ways to Categorize Genre…<br />Grouping by period or country <br />Director, actor, producer, writer, or studio<br />Technical process <br />Cycle<br />Series<br />Style<br />Structure<br />Ideology<br />Purpose<br />Audience<br />Subject or Theme."<br />
  5. 5. Do you know what Action Comedy Is?<br />The blend of comedy and action goes back as far as the swashbucklers of the ‘30s, whose stars combined with and one-liners with a thrilling plot and daring stunts. The form didn't really come into its own as a popular trend until the '80s, when stars with a comic background, like Eddie Murphy, began taking action roles. While the action is fast and furious in movies of this kind, it is mostly lighthearted, with loads of smashing cars and frantic chases which rarely involve death or serious injury. Midnight Run and the Lethal Weapon series are examples of this. As action comedies moved into the '90s and viewers became more used to seeing horrible deaths on screen, the form became more violent, with fiery deaths and emphatic shootings increasingly used as punch lines.<br />
  6. 6. Action Comedy Continued…<br />Heroes that face challenges and require physical feats <br />Dramatic fights and chases with humor <br />story line is secondary to the comedy and action <br />the story revolves around the heroics of the action actors <br />women were added to action comedy more and more in the 1990's-2000 <br />Special effects are key <br />contain political or social commentary <br />in the end they are light hearted films to watch <br />
  7. 7. Examples of action comedy<br />Rush Hour 3<br />Handcock<br />Knight and Day<br />
  8. 8. ACTION COMEDY<br />If you like action and you love you laugh…then maybe you should watch<br />

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