Male and Female characters <br />(normally mid to late twenties)<br />USA<br />Hand to hand combat<br />Coffee shop<br />G...
Male and Female characters <br />(normally mid to late twenties)<br />USA<br />Hand to hand combat<br />Coffee shop<br />G...
Film Genre<br />
Learn the meaning of the term “Genre”<br />Apply the term to Film<br />Look at how genre is used to analyse filmic aspects...
Genre in Film<br />Genre is a French word meaning “form” or “type” and can be used to categorise something. <br />It refer...
The Romantic Comedy Genre<br />especially for Jordon…<br />Answer  with this in mind!<br />
Things to consider when you analyse the genre of a film:<br />Narrative – what ? <br />   Similar sometimes formulaic plot...
Basic themes?<br />   Topics, social, cultural, psychological, professional, political, sexual and moral. <br />Settings?<...
Iconography<br />A familiar stock of images or motifs, the connotations or meaning of which have become fixed.<br />Primar...
When you look at some of the main genres, these elements become essential to an audience's understanding of the film.<br /...
A simple example of the iconography aspect of genre in use within film would be that you would expect to see:  <br />Singi...
Now watching the clips from some of the main genres do the films conform to audiences genre expectations? <br />List the i...
How do you know what you’ve signed up for? Iconography –visual and sound signifiers<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px...
Action <br />Guns<br />Explosions<br />Hand to hand combat<br />Two opposing forces<br />Physical strength (often unrealis...
Romantic Comedy<br />Male and Female characters (normally mid to late twenties)<br />USA<br />Coffee shop <br />Workplace<...
Westerns <br />Horses (horse and carriage)<br />Rolling hills / desert <br />Cowboy hat<br />Guns<br />Shoot outs<br />Sal...
This can be applied to all of the main genres.<br />Others to consider are:<br />War<br />Family<br />Drama<br />Adventure...
Genre is important in the study of films as it helps to target specific audiences, or on the other hand can act as a signp...
Think of your favourite film or films and discuss what genre it fits into?<br />List some features found in your favourite...
?<br />Any Questions<br />
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  1. 1. Male and Female characters <br />(normally mid to late twenties)<br />USA<br />Hand to hand combat<br />Coffee shop<br />Guns<br />Sometimes comedy<br /> Explosions<br />Revenge<br />Car chases or collisions<br />Physical strength (often unrealistic)<br />Two opposing forces<br />Workplace<br />Best friend <br />Car chases or collisions<br />Love songs<br />Loves me Loves me Not theme<br />Slapstick aspect<br />Devil may care attitudes<br />
  2. 2. Male and Female characters <br />(normally mid to late twenties)<br />USA<br />Hand to hand combat<br />Coffee shop<br />Guns<br />Sometimes comedy<br />Explosions<br />Revenge<br />Car chases or collisions<br />Physical strength (often unrealistic)<br />Two opposing forces<br />Workplace<br />Best friend <br />Car chases or collisions<br />Love songs<br />Loves me Loves me Not theme<br />Slapstick aspect<br />Devil may care attitudes<br />
  3. 3. Film Genre<br />
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  8. 8. Learn the meaning of the term “Genre”<br />Apply the term to Film<br />Look at how genre is used to analyse filmic aspects<br />Understand iconography as a part of genre analysis<br />Apply iconography to film clips<br />Understand “Film Genre” and how it is used<br />Objectives<br />
  9. 9. Genre in Film<br />Genre is a French word meaning “form” or “type” and can be used to categorise something. <br />It refers to a number of specific styles or characteristics. <br />When used in terms of films, it may include the conventions and expectations of how a film will look and what will be included. <br />It can cover many aspects including: Narrative<br /> Characterisation<br /> Basic Themes<br /> Settings<br />Filmic Techniques<br /> Iconography<br />
  10. 10. The Romantic Comedy Genre<br />especially for Jordon…<br />Answer with this in mind!<br />
  11. 11. Things to consider when you analyse the genre of a film:<br />Narrative – what ? <br /> Similar sometimes formulaic plots and structures, <br /> predictable situations, sequences, episodes, <br /> obstacles, conflicts and resolutions.<br />Characterisation– what?<br /> Similar types of characters sometimes stereotypes, <br /> roles, personal qualities, motivations, goals, <br /> behaviour. <br />Analysis<br />
  12. 12. Basic themes?<br /> Topics, social, cultural, psychological, professional, political, sexual and moral. <br />Settings?<br /> Geographical and historical.<br />Filmic techniques?<br /> Stylistic or formal conventions of camerawork, lighting, sound-recording, use of colour, editing etc. <br />Analysis<br />
  13. 13. Iconography<br />A familiar stock of images or motifs, the connotations or meaning of which have become fixed.<br />Primarily but not necessarily visual these can include: <br />Sets, costumes and props<br />Certain 'typecast‘ or iconic performers.<br />Familiar patterns of dialogue, characteristic music and sounds.<br />Analysis<br />
  14. 14. When you look at some of the main genres, these elements become essential to an audience's understanding of the film.<br />They will be able to recognise iconic or typecasts stars.<br />Specific conflicts and narrative themes.<br />And most obviously the iconography.<br />Film Genre<br />
  15. 15. A simple example of the iconography aspect of genre in use within film would be that you would expect to see: <br />Singing In a Musical. <br />Dancing<br />Elaborate costumes <br />Over-exaggerated characters <br />A lead male A lead female <br />Some sort of love story <br />An element of comedy <br />A break in the narrative for a song or dance, which may help our understanding of characters emotions etc. <br />An Example of Iconography:<br />
  16. 16. Now watching the clips from some of the main genres do the films conform to audiences genre expectations? <br />List the iconography that you see, including, stars, characters, props, costumes and anything else you feel is relevant to genre recognition.<br />Genre<br />
  17. 17. How do you know what you’ve signed up for? Iconography –visual and sound signifiers<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxYdbGHzaTk&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUg4gWjOgXs<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9pY8EWE06o<br />
  18. 18. Action <br />Guns<br />Explosions<br />Hand to hand combat<br />Two opposing forces<br />Physical strength (often unrealistic)<br />Car chases or collisions<br />Revenge<br />Sometimes comedy<br />
  19. 19. Romantic Comedy<br />Male and Female characters (normally mid to late twenties)<br />USA<br />Coffee shop <br />Workplace<br />Best friend <br />Love songs<br />Loves me Loves me Not theme<br />Slapstick aspect<br />Devil may care attitudes<br />
  20. 20. Westerns <br />Horses (horse and carriage)<br />Rolling hills / desert <br />Cowboy hat<br />Guns<br />Shoot outs<br />Saloons<br />Old fashioned language<br />Patriarchal society<br />Crime / train robbery / stick-ups<br />Groups of men / the lone male <br />Tobacco and alcohol (fighting of demons)<br />
  21. 21. This can be applied to all of the main genres.<br />Others to consider are:<br />War<br />Family<br />Drama<br />Adventure<br />Disaster movie<br />Horror<br />Science fiction<br />Period / Historical<br />Genre<br />
  22. 22. Genre is important in the study of films as it helps to target specific audiences, or on the other hand can act as a signpost to audiences, helping them decide what to watch.<br />The term genre can be applied to many Media forms, such as Radio Programmes, TV, Films, Websites and many more. <br />Genre is not Media specific and is a word used throughout the English language and over many disciplines. <br />To Conclude<br />
  23. 23. Think of your favourite film or films and discuss what genre it fits into?<br />List some features found in your favourite film / or expectations of your film, in terms of:<br />Narrative<br />Characterisation<br /> Basic Themes<br />Settings<br />Filmic Techniques<br />Iconography<br />List all the film genres you can think of with at least one expectation:<br />Period drama – elaborate costumes / formal language / linear narrative <br />Task <br />
  24. 24. ?<br />Any Questions<br />

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