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The Cowboy Language of the Western Genre - When people hear the phrase “Howdy, Partner!” they often will associate that phrase with the sublime Western genre. Along with similar settings and themes in all writings of the Western genre, there is also a similar language that stories share. Common themes of the stories include remote western American towns with the cattle culture, plots with a simple hero versus villain conflict, or a protagonist’s encounters with different cultures like the Indians or Mormons. These heroes often will have to “rid the community of savage forces (generally Indians or outlaws) to make way for the ineluctable coming of civilization” (Levinson)....   [tags: western genre, gender genre]
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The Western as a Film Genre - The Western as a Genre John Ford’s Stagecoach (United Artists) has been hailed as the official Western Classic. Released in 1939 after the lull in production of Westerns caused by the advent of sound and The Great Depression during the mid 1930’s, it is considered one of the key films that helped revived the A-Western in the 1940’s prior to WWII. Stagecoach has the classic Western recipe. The main staple of that recipe in Stagecoach were authentically dressed cowboys and town folk, the dress determined who or what they were; transportation in the form of horses, wagons, or stagecoaches; an authentic location, Monument Valley for example; and varying clashes some between Indians and settler...   [tags: American Film Industry, Western Classics, Genre]
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Compare and Contrast the Ways in Which Two Films Use Horror Genre Conventions - This essay critically analyses and discusses the semantic and syntactic areas of what defines a horror genre in films. Followed by a case study of an animated film which supports and demonstrates theses horror film conventions. Then another case study which challenges and questions its position in the chosen genre. To decide whether it does hold elements of the horror conventions in both semantic and syntactic point of view, or possibly sway towards a different category of film. Before discussing the forms and functions of what defines a horror film....   [tags: Horror Genre Films]
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Register, Discourse and Genre Analysis When Teaching English for Specific Purposes - 1. Introduction English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is an umbrella term to refer to teaching of language in academic and occupational contexts. Needs analysis and use of specific language in target contexts are the absolute characteristics of an ESP programme. Hence the notions of register, discourse and genre become central to ESP. 2. Register Register refers to "a variety of language distinguished according to use" (Halliday, McIntosh, and Strevens, 1964:89). This concept disassociated itself from the premise that English of a specific subject is different from others in terms of its lexicogrammar....   [tags: genre analysis, language, academic purpose]
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The Influence of Genre on Five Plays’ Approaches to Social Issues - The Influence of Genre on Five Plays’ Approaches to Social Issues What could a naturalistic “problem play”, a tragedy, a historical drama, a comedy, and a piece of “epic alienation theatre” have in common. Works of drama are created to have some kind of “effect” on an audience, and while the effects each of these plays are markedly different, each play attempts to lead an audience to think or feel a certain way towards a social problem. “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen, Oedipus The King by Sophocles, Walsh by Sharon Pollock, Edible Woman by Dave Carley (adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood), and The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht are plays which contain character...   [tags: Play Plays Genre Essays]
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The Genre Cycle - Film scholars around the world agree that all genres of film are part of the “genre cycle”. This cycle contains four different stages that a specific genre goes through. These stages are: primitive, classic, revisionist, and parody. Each stage that the genre goes through brings something different to that genre’s meaning and what the audience expects. I believe that looking at the horror genre will be the most beneficial since it has clearly gone through each stage. The first stage of the genre cycle is called the primitive stage....   [tags: Film, Movies] 725 words
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The Metal Genre - Most people believe that the Metal genre started in the ‘80’s with bands like Black Sabbath but, in truth it started in the ‘70’s with one band, Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin created a genre that would grow into many sub-genres over the years such as, Screamo, Metalcore, Black Metal, Death Metal, Alt. Metal, Thrash Metal and many more. These various sub-genres of this massive genre have developed and changed in various ways over the past 40 years. *** Let’s start with metal in its purest form, True or Classic Metal....   [tags: History, Forms, Bands] 767 words
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The View and Interpretation of the Term Genre - ... Nevertheless, it does identify that a set of films within one genre contain similar aspects which identify them with that genre, for example a science fiction contains futuristic technology and normally space based travel or exploration. However, for the purpose of this essay I will be combining the idea that films within a genre exhibit similar traits which identifies them as said genre; along with this the idea that genres such as musicals or the film noir “are long-lived as terms, but the criteria that define them, along with the types of work they encompass, have in each case changed over time”....   [tags: interpreting films, audience, hollywood] 1355 words
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Approaches to and Types of Genre - ... Somehow, different genre in typography approach can sometimes be quite identical. For example, newspaper articles and popular magazine articles can be nearly alike in form. These distinctive approach serve to make the discourse more effective to the targeted audience. The next type is oral approach in genre. Oral discourse displays a number of differences from written discourse which are accounted for mainly by its communication channel and by being an on-line communication, such as cognitive processes and discourse generation and reproduction are performed almost simultaneously....   [tags: typography, oral, iconography]
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Changing the Genre of a Blog Article - ... The president is from the East of Ukraine, which is a Russian speaking part of the country that does not want to be part of the European Union and is happy to be part of the pro-Russian trade union. However, many western bloggers and media present only one side of the story, ignoring a big population of the Ukrainians on the East of the country. Also, the audience of this article is Americans and Europeans who are cheering for the Western Ukraine. The author wanted to inform that group and give them the whole picture of what is really going on in the country....   [tags: poem, ukraine, details]
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Challenges of Genre for EFL Teachers - ... As discourse analysis depends on the context where it taken place, learning genre through theories cannot be as efficient as practical. Plus, to study about genre, it relies on the study of the original text where it occurred. Unlike teaching students to write a normal essay for example ‘My Family’, ‘Malaysia as Multiracial country’ or ‘Local festivals’ which depends on describing a situation or following a sample model given, genre based approach tries to find similarities in authentic text in different background context....   [tags: education, writing, context]
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Brokeback Mountain and the Western Genre - The film genre of the Western has long since proven to be more about the conflict and showdowns that occur in the storyline. Usually the western genre incorporates traditional western motifs and icons and adheres to those common plot structures of the genre, but Brokeback Mountain is different from what is to be normally expected because it does not seem like a traditional and conventional Western film at all. Brokeback Mountain has several different twists to it, like the more modern take on it – traditionally, characters in Western films were riding horses, but because Brokeback Mountain is a more modern movie, the two characters Jack and Ennis are seen traveling in cars and...   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]
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The Appeal of the Horror Genre - ... Norman Bates, the central character in the film, was an awkward, gently-spoken young man reluctantly running the declining family motel and caring for his abusive, invalid mother. This was far from a monster the audience were used to seeing on screen. As the film progresses the audience are asked to see it from his point of view and Hitchcock toys with their sympathies in a way mainstream horrors hadn't done before. Psycho is credited with launching the "slasher” movie and re-inventing the genre, giving birth to the modern horror and moving the location of scary castles to everyday locations and changing the killer from monsters to humans....   [tags: suspense, theater, violence] 846 words
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The Appeal of the Mystery Genre - ... When first reading Poe's story, I would have never guessed that an orangutang committed the murder and I am sure many other readers felt the same way, which draws us into the story. Further, Stockwell's concept of cognitive deixis also plays an important role in keeping the audience on the edge of their seat. Their are five types of cognitive deixis: perceptual, temporal, relational, textual, and compositional and as Stockwell describes, “it is important to state that even single words, expressions, and sentences can display all these facets of deixis” (21)....   [tags: unforseen, deixis, detective] 1848 words
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The Exorcist Defines the Horror Genre - ... It wasn’t until The Exorcist was released in 1973 that movie goers were hit with believable special effects that would have been thought impossible a mere half decade before. As a result of these revolutionary special effects, The Exorcist was regarded as “the scariest movies ever made” for much of the late 20th century. Compared to modern day special effects, The Exorcist’s rotating head, levitation, and beds that seem to be tap dancing, the special effect seem a bit silly and tame. With careful attention, however, any critic cannot help but regard it as a titan in the industry of special effects and even film making as a whole....   [tags: cinematography, film analysis]
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King Lear and the Genre of Tragedy - ... He wants to be treated as a king, with all the privileges of being a king but without any of the responsibility or pressures of ruling a kingdom. This is evident in the ‘love test’ he stages with his daughters in the beginning of the play. “Tell me, my daughters - Since now we will divest us, both of us rule, Interest of territory, cares of state - Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” page 1256, lines 48-50 Lear asks his daughters to tell him just how much they love him, so that one might receive a larger amount of land to rule over....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]
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Short Stories: The Progression of a Genre - The short story has drastically changed from the plot-oriented cartoon of which Edgar Allen Poe formally defined, in 1842, as an artistic composition controlled to produce a single unified effect. This new form of the short story is characterized by its use of seemingly real characters in likely situations as we have seen authors such as Ernest Hemingway create. The modern short story has moved even further away from plot, more so than Hemingway and his contemporaries, and now deals almost entirely with character and social issues....   [tags: short story, social issues, identity, Jaquira Diaz] 1916 words
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Concrete Poetry - A Unique Genre - Concrete poetry presents its readers with a unique and often confounding situation. In addition to using language or parts of language in non-traditional ways, concrete poetry also uses elements that are more commonly associated with visual art. However, concrete poetry is not visual art. It is still concerned, primarily, with the use of language, generally to communicate some meaning to the reader in a way that is undeniably linguistic in nature. Concrete poetry is therefore an especially unique genre that draws upon and incorporates many different concepts from a variety of disciplines in order to fill in the gaps left when traditional grammar and syntax are eschewed....   [tags: Concrete Poetry Analysis]
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Frankenstein and the Gothic Genre - Mary Shelleys Frankenstein ( 1818 ) is considered by many literary critics to be the quintessential gothic novel despite the fact that most of the more conventions of the genre are either absent or employed sparingly. As many of the literary techniques and themes of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein adhere to the conventions of the gothic genre it can be considered, primarily, a gothic novel with important links to the Romantic movement. The period of the gothic novel, in which the key gothic texts were produced, is commonly considered to be roughly between 1760 and 1820....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Mary Shelley] 2205 words
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Social Scandals in the Mystery Genre - In the mystery genre one can agree that for a mystery to function as it does, it must have elements like a case that must be solved, a detective or someone who is playing as the detective, and, in most cases, murder. But in the short story “A Scandal in Bohemia,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a social scandal is a part of the theme, which is also seen in “Witness for the Prosecution,” by Agatha Christie and “Amber Gate,” by Walter Mosley. Just as a murder or a crime disrupts an aspect of society, a social scandal functions the same way....   [tags: Story Examples, Theme]
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Women in the Western Genre - Ever since the early 20th century, there had been several attempts and experimentation in creating a new genre of cinema known as the Western. The first well-known Western movie The Great Train Robbery (1903), while not necessarily being the first ever Western, it is by both film historians and theorists definitely considered the pinnacle of the genre, that got it all started and that would be the first step in creating others similar to it, but also very different. Because it was still an unknown genre in film, there had not yet been established a set of rules as for how to construct films in this new experimental genre so change was to be expected....   [tags: Proper, Fallen, Role]
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The Genre of Electronic Music - In addition to genres making slow, gradual shifts in their course of development, the invention of new, useful technologies abruptly altered and almost completely transformed many genres and their sounds. Although new and innovative technology has always influenced the speed at which music advances, only recently has technology so abruptly made such an imprint on music and its quality. The use of devices such as turntables and synthesizers brought about the genre of Electronic music, which is specifically characterized by experimentation with devices that affect the pitch, tempo, and tone of instruments and vocals and a very futuristic, up-beat vibe....   [tags: pitch, tempo, and tone of instruments]
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Mystery and Detective Genre Elements - The various elements in the stories “Man of the crowd” by Edgar Allan Poe and “In a Gove” by Akutagawa Ryunosuke place them within the mystery and/or detective fiction genres. The usual mystery or detective stories use suspense and tension to build up to the resolution of the puzzle that is present within the plot (Turco 58). Detective stories typically involves “following a detective through the solution of a crime” (Baker, Frye and Perkins, 140). The “Man of the crowd” and “In a Grove” does not have suspense or tension....   [tags: Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Edgar Allan Poe]
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Defining a Movie Genre - Genres are categories of type of films, categorized in specific styles or subject maters, some genre stay single in a movie and other movies have a mixed range of genres. Uncovering the genre of a movie before viewing would reveal the movies subject matter and suitability. For example a crime/drama movie may start with a drama start but because the movie displays its genre the viewers will know eventually later on the movie will begin to involve crime scenes, what also defines the what genre it is, is the certain stock characters and dramatic situations associated with a specific category, such as a mobster having family issues....   [tags: film categories] 666 words
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War Film Genre: Platon - ... The first and third narrative elements, the suspension of morality during times of war and the rivalry between men, while displayed throughout the film, becomes prevalent when his platoon discovers a food and weapons cache in a village. While searching this village, Taylor harasses and taunts a handicapped boy found hiding with his mother under the floorboards. Taylor, while tempted to go further, stops after harassing the boy, but another member of the platoon beats the boy to death with his rifle....   [tags: film analysis, battles, prisoners, training]
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The War Film Genre - ... The first and third narrative elements, the suspension of morality during times of war and the rivalry between men, even though demonstrated throughout the film, really becomes prevalent when the platoon discovers a food and weapons cache in a village. While searching this village, Taylor harasses and taunts a handicapped boy found hiding with his mother under the floorboards. Taylor, while tempted to go further, stops after harassing the boy. However, another member of the platoon steps in and beats the boy to death with his rifle....   [tags: food, weapons]
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Science Ficiton Film Genre - Science fiction films have been misunderstood at times to be simply, “films that feature rocketships" (Johnston 7). However, science-fiction is something that expands a much wider range than just a few flying saucers. Science-fiction films have long allowed for the exploration and discussion of controversial topics, providing us with insightful social commentary on current, or potential future issues. With a setting usually futuristic or similar to that present-day Earth, science-fiction are capable of addressing topics that usually would be taboo for discussion in another form....   [tags: evolution, history, factos, change] 1856 words
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The Western Movie Genre - Westerns are the most important genre of the American film industry, a reflective tribute to the early days of the grand, wild American frontier. They are one of the oldest, most prevailing and versatile genres and one of the classically American genres in their mythic origins. The popularity of westerns has changed over time. Their most productive period was in the 1930s to the 1960s, and most lately in the 90s, there was a restoration of the genre. This original American art form concentrates on the frontier west located North America....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Horror Film Genre - ... In horrors location is a very big factor to the plot, as it contributes to the storyline and without a certain location the viewer would get quite confused as to where it’s set, some locations that are frequently used are places like the woods, summer camps and just normal homes. Props used can vary from many different items whether it is from the killer’s life ending weapons or something as simple as jewellery. Lightning styles are very important in this genre of film, as it’s needed to create a dark, mysterious, eerie mood that without could leave a massive impact on the way it’s viewed from the public....   [tags: movie making] 515 words
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The Crime Drama Genre - The crime drama genre has endured many changes since the days of 'Dickson of Dock Green' (1955-1976) in the UK along with 'Dick Tracy' (1950-1952) in the USA. The natural progression within the crime drama genre saw them eventually displaying police procedural's. This was a first for television, the audience not only saw the crime and the apprehension of the criminal, but for the first time, the whole crime solving system was opened for the audience to see. Forensics and legal bureaucracy where presented within the dramas....   [tags: Drama ]
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Japanese Samurai Film Genre - ... The katana is the main weapon that samurai use and they carry it on them no matter what they are doing, eating, sleeping and most importantly when they are in battle. In the film you never see any of the samurai without their swords and at the end there is a long shot of the four samurai’s graves showing the katana sticking out of each grave. This shows that all samurai carry their katana with them, dead or alive; they take tradition very seriously and never part with their swords. There is a scene in the film where Kambei draws his katana out from under his clothes when the farmers say that they are not going to help, when Kambei pulls out his sword the villagers cower and run back into...   [tags: film analysis, katana, sword] 632 words
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Blues Genre: Muddy Waters - McKinley “Muddy Waters” Morganfield left Stovalls plantation outside Clarksdale for Chicago in 1943, drawn by the wartime boom in factory jobs. By the late 1940s his electrified rural delta style brought him success as a blues musician with hits such as “I Cant Be Satisfied” (1948). Having signed to Chess records, Waters’ started to enjoy the commercial success that his music allowed him. The audience responded, Marshall Chess recalled to R&B historian Arnold Shaw that “Waters hit the local crowds like Elvis Presley hit the rock n roll scene....   [tags: musicians, delta culture]
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The Young Adult Genre - Young adult literature is a consistently evolving genre that continues to push controversial boundaries and trends. The term “young adult” was first coined in the 1960s and was defined as “realistic fiction that was set in the real contemporary world and addressed problems, issues, and life circumstances of interest to young readers aged approximately twelve to eighteen” (Cart). Young adult readers of the past read publications such as Zindel’s The Pigman (1968) and Cormier’s The Chocolate War (1974), with the 1960s and 1970s being more about coming of age and the journey to adulthood, while today’s novels highlight the journey itself....   [tags: chocolate war, world war II] 1256 words
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Japanese Samurai Film Genre - ... This could be related to past situations of the katana resembling war or even power. Another example was when kyuzo the samurai killed another samurai with one strike of the katana. This resembled its power and could also influence the audience in showing how powerful the weapon is. When the sword is featured in scenes its characteristics are that the sword looks long and sharp. The setting of the film also makes the katana look powerful. The samurai have the katana and the peasants that have nothing but homemade spears and themselves....   [tags: film analysis, seven samurai] 599 words
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The Crime Drama Genre - Joseph Straubhaar (2009) stated that television genres continue to develop over time in response to changes in audience tastes and original creative ideas. Indeed, television genres will keep on developing to meet the expectations and satisfaction of the audience. Crime drama series have become one of the most popular television genres within our society. It attracts the audience by dealing with themes and issues relating to the news and current affairs that the viewers are aware of. Crime fiction has various sub-genres including detective fiction such as Monk (2002-2009) where a detective investigates and solves a crime....   [tags: Television]
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The Genre of The Tempest - The Genre of The Tempest The Tempest is customarily identified as the William Shakespeare's last piece. These marginal issues aside, The Tempest is the forth, final and finest of Shakespeare's great and/or late romances. Along with Pericles, Cymbeline and The Winters Tale, The Tempest belongs t the genre of Elizabethan romance plays. It combines elements of Tragedy (Prospero's revenge/Loss of a royal son) with those of romantic comedy (the young lover Ferdinand and Miranda) and, like one of Shakespeare's problem plays, Measure for measure, it poses deeper questions that are not completely resolved at the end....   [tags: Papers] 962 words
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The Construction of Genre - The Construction of Genre When watching a film, the audience is likely to be able to identify the genres by looking at certain specific features such as: the setting/location; composition (types of shot); lighting; sound; actors; objects used; dress; titles and graphics or a combination of these. I will select three clips from films to study their construction and analyse the aspects that make them a particular genre. The first of my films is presumed to be an action adventure, made in 1984 by Steven Spielberg....   [tags: Papers] 593 words
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The Genre of Cyberpunk - The Genre of Cyberpunk Cyberpunk is, as its authors would have it, a revolutionary new genre. The Movement is made up of radical new authors breaking from traditional SF ideology and prose. The style evokes a sense of fear and paranoia while overloading the reader with information. Aside from these indefinable feelings evoked by the genre, cyberpunk contains several concrete, identifiable themes in every story. The central theme is about fringe characters -- outsiders -- living in a grimy, seedy world ruled over by huge, all-encompassing megacorporations....   [tags: Literature Science Fiction Essays]
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The Western Genre: An Analysis of its History and Rise and Fall as a Genre - The Classic Western genre is dead. Western films created now are not considered Classic Western, but are instead categorized in the Post-Western form. This happened because the overuse of filmic codes in the Western genre eventually led to predictability in the films. These “genre film cycles” occur because of the overuse of predictability. Film cycles are when a genre and its conventions become overused to the point of death to that specific genre. For example, if the film The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) were shown in a theater today people wonder why they were watching it, because they already knew what to expect from the typical western codes, such as good guys versus bad guys, gu...   [tags: films, classic westerns]
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The Western Genre: An Analysis of its History and Rise and Fall as a Genre - It was obvious to filmmakers that the Westerns genre could not continue to be successful without a change in the film conventions of the genre. Audiences had gone through the phase of the moral hero saving the town from corrupted outlaws. They needed something to satisfy their THE RISE AND FALL OF THE WESTERN GENRE 8 pleasure, so more codes needed to be bent. Italian filmmakers began to create westerns that would become known as the Spaghetti Westerns, also known as Anti-Myth Westerns. These westerns would challenge the morals of the protagonist and bend the conventions of the Classic Western....   [tags: violence, protagonist, myth]
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Gender in The Crime Drama Fiction Genre - According to John Fiske, “Television as a culture is a crucial part of the social dynamics.” Indeed any television genre is based on apparent similarities, differences and on expectations as well as assumptions shared by the viewers. It is also a cross-cultural translatability as it is understood in a diversity of contexts and markets. According to Graeme Burton (2000), the genre study leads to understanding of audience pleasures and revelation of cultural myths. Also an understanding of finance and marketing within television and finally an understanding of intertextuality and postmodernist forms of television....   [tags: Television]
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Horror Genre Films - ... A horror movies tradition is to include a large amount of violence and gore into the plot. Though the genre has its own style, Horror film often overlap into Thriller and Science-Fiction genre (Alien, 1979). Technical codes in horror movies commonly builds up the tension in the scenes being filmed, Using Long takes (Hostel, 2005). All Horror movies use the key of low key lighting very commonly in Documentary horror genre to enhance the suspense of what is occurring (the Blair Witch Project, 1999)....   [tags: movie making] 577 words
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Tom Stoppard and the Crime-Writing Genre - ... The text simultaneously adheres to and discards the conventions of the crime genre through its employment of parody and its satirical characteristics. Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Inspector Hound’, first performed in 1968, is a one act play and dual satire of Agatha Christie’s conventional Golden Age, ‘cosy’ locked room mystery ‘The Mousetrap’ and the crime writing genre itself. Though the setting of the action is in a theatre, the play within a play is set in Muldoon Manor, a remote country mansion bound by cliffs, fog, “desolate marshes” and “treacherous swamps”....   [tags: the Real Inspector Hound, the Mousetrap] 566 words
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Genre History: Blues - ... Towards the end of the 19th century, music brought over to the states by African slaves began to develop. Work songs, chants and shouts were the beginnings of the earliest form of blues: Delta blues. Delta blues was so called after the Mississippi Delta, where the towns and plantations that the original blues men and women worked were located. “The guitar and the harmonica were the primary tool of the Delta bluesman, mostly due to the ease of carrying them around, and many of the musicians of the Early Blues era (1910-1950) were sharecroppers, or worked on one of the many plantations that were located across the Mississippi Delta.” (Gordon, 2014) As well as guitar and harmonica, homemade...   [tags: african slaves, work songs, chants] 674 words
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African Americans and the Genre Rock and Roll - ... Work songs were a means of entertainment for the specific task at hand. In fact, supervisors often allowed slaves to sing as it was seen as a moral and productivity enhancer. These work songs, also served as a means of communication for the slaves, since talking was mostly disallowed. Sometime a song would feature a leader who would say a phrase and then the group would respond with the same or another phrase. This style of song is known as “call and response.” Call and response style songs are still evident today and can even be found in Justin Timberlake’s song “Señorita.” Negro spiritual songs were heavily influenced by the West African traditions, Christian and Jewish hymnals of...   [tags: alan freed, jazz, gospel] 1122 words
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Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess - Film scholar and gender theorist Linda Williams begins her article “Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess,” with an anecdote about a dispute between herself and her son, regarding what is considered “gross,” (727) in films. It is this anecdote that invites her readers to understand the motivations and implications of films that fall under the category of “body” genre, namely, horror films, melodramas, (henceforth referred to as “weepies”) and pornography. Williams explains that, in regards to excess, the constant attempts at “determining where to draw the line,” (727) has inspired her and other theorists alike to question the inspirations, motivations, and implications of these “body genre”...   [tags: Linda Williams, film, gross]
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Bildungsroman, Literary Genre - ... Upon creating the creature, Victor was stricken with guilt and began to isolate himself. The reason for this was because he was afraid that he would be judged by human society if he reveals that he found the secret to life and created this hideous monster from that knowledge. The creature on the other hand, tried his hardest to fit into society, to fight loneliness. He did not realise his hideous form was hated on by humans. If he were, perhaps like Victor and given an education at the start, he would not have been so eager to mix with humans....   [tags: Frankenstein, Victor and the Creature] 882 words
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Tangled: The Intersection of Commerce, Gender, and Genre - In the 2010 film Tangled, a modern retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ story Rapunzel, Rapunzel pursues her dream of seeing the floating lights away from her hidden tower and escaping from her “evil mother” Gothel with the help of a young thief named Flynn Ryder. The film manages to navigate the tension between the traditional fairy-tale storytelling archetypes of the early Disney princess movie-musicals and a modern reinvention of these stereotypes in order to create a harmonious blend between the two....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Landscape of Horror: Exploration of Genre and Setting - The Landscape of Horror: Exploration of Genre and Setting Setting is an integral feature of literature, but the hierarchy of narrative mechanics varies depending upon genre. In tragedy the conflict could rank as the greatest element based on the conflict’s ability to incite emotion in the reader. In horror fiction the setting is greatly fundamental because outside forces (i.e. elements, landscape and the unknown) incite fear in the characters and readers which in turn accelerates the plot; Also the setting plays a hand in molding the atmosphere, tone and theme of a piece....   [tags: literary elements, litrerature]
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Hugh Laurie, Acting the Blues Genre - Many people may know Hugh Laurie from the popular American TV show "House M.D.." In the show "House M.D.", Laurie plays a sarcastic doctor that treats patients who have difficult health problems which have not been able to be treated by other doctors. The TV show "House M.D." was at one time the most popular TV show in the world (Green 2). Despite Laurie’s enormous fame in the area of his acting career, there is another area in which Laurie has made a great contribution to that is not as widely known....   [tags: house m.d., music, singer ]
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Gothicism a Sub-genre for Romantic Writer - Gothicism is a sub- genre for many Romantic writers. This genre includes Gothic conventions such as macabre emotions of terror, fear, paranoia, mystery, ancient prophecy, omens and the supernatural(Shodganda, 2014, p. 39). Gothic literature constitutes of horror and romance as a primary theme. The nature of the French Revolution in 1789 encouraged many writers to explore the morbid aspects of Gothic literature. Furthermore, the revolution had a significant impact on Romantic writers because they were concerned with the turbulent effects of the events and its aftermath....   [tags: french revolution, fear, paronoia]
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The Gothic Genre - Throughout the late twentieth century, and now into the twenty-first, critics have expressed growing anxiety about the slippery boundaries of the Gothic genre. (Rintoul 701) The capacity of the Gothic to survive, and particularly to interbreed with other imaginative modes so as to engender much more complex and valuable literary phenomena than itself, was extraordinary. (Moynahan 110) Overview of the Gothic Novel The Gothic novel is said to "flourish in disrupted, oppressed, or undeveloped societies, to give a voice to the powerless and unenfranchised" and therefore "often carries a heavily political or metapolitical charge" (Moynahan 111)....   [tags: Literature]
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The Term Genre - The Term Genre The term genre is used to specify different medium of there style. For example people will recognise a comedy film because it will be funny, also there will be funny actors like Will Smith. Genre is specified into sections e.g. music, television, and films. Genre also helps us to make sense of the media, not forgetting producers can use genre to aim at a particular audience, to allow them to choose their favourite genre, to avoid things you dislike. Finally it can tell us about the audience....   [tags: Papers] 767 words
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Genre of Films - Genre of Films "If a group of media texts have a similar form/structure or pattern of elements, then this might be due to a link in genre. Films of the same genre have distinctive characteristics or conventions, but individual elements that make them distinct." 3 quiz shows that use similar codes and conventions that define their genre are, "Bruce's price is right", "Michael Barrymore's strike it rich" and Les Dennis's family fortunes. When considering what makes a quiz show I would assume that there are a few key elements that it must include....   [tags: Papers] 544 words
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The Horror Genre - The Horror Genre The horror genre is a topic that can be written or filmed about. In this essay, I will be concentrating on films, and how the horror genre is included in them. The main ingredients in a horror film are music, sound effects, lighting, camera trickery & special effects and most importantly a clever, catchy, scary script. But to make horror what it is, a director will include many other things that create suspense and the eerie atmosphere of the scene, or simply make us cringe....   [tags: Papers] 1295 words
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The Horror Genre - The Horror Genre The Horror Genre has been very popular ever since Etienne Robertson, the pioneer of film horror, made the first film. The film 'Phantasmagoria' was more of a theatre shadow play. It was made during the French revolution. Since then, thousands of Horror films have been made. Many developments have been used in newer films such as special effects and 3-D animation. A genre is formed when a type of film has certain elements that become essential to that type of film....   [tags: Papers] 601 words
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Type of Genre - Type of genre and its importance by "Briton Hammon" Briton Hammon's captivity narrative was a well-recognized African American prose text that was published in North America. His life has been limited to the information that is within his narrative. While reading through his prose it is still undetermined as to whether he was a servant or a slave. In his narrative he has tried to explain a life of a man of African decent and how he gets along with the public sphere and made use of the opportunities he was given....   [tags: essays research papers] 620 words
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The Develoment of the Horror Genre - The term Gothic is significant for the understanding of the origins and development of the horror genre. Both of these genres differ, whilst Gothic literature is the text that explores the frightening extremes in mankind, horror focuses more on the unknown. The Gothic horror genre has changed over time and retains importance because it is the antecedent of the horror genre. Factors such as the definition of the word Gothic, the archetypes of the genre, and its social and historical contexts, have altered considerably as time progressed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Destruction of the Film Genre - When something is created it is a given that it will be picked apart, dismantled, will evolve into something even greater. It has become the norm in film-making to play by these rules of deformation. Movie makers have stretched the definitions of genre to encompass the given criteria set up by the very people who created these staple types of films that movie goers are used to. Today we can watch romantic comedies that take place in outer space, or horror where no one is killed. It seems as though as soon as you find a clear definition of what a specific genre is, someone comes along and reinvents the category....   [tags: Film] 377 words
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Genre - The Importance of Genre Authors, readers, and those in literary circles use the term 'genre' to classify the different modes of expression used in individual works of literature. The importance of this term can most easily be understood when examining the human tendency to classify the majority of items in our society. When examining literature, using the term 'genre' can be tricky. For example, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley can be categorized as a Gothic novel. However, this work also has elements of a Supernatural Story and a Horror novel....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 541 words
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The Gothic Genre and What it Entails - "The invaluable works of our elder writers re driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse. The human mind is capable of being excited without the application of gross and violent stimulants.." William Wordsworth, Preface to The Lyrical Ballads, 1802. "..Phantasmagoric kind of fiction, whatever one may think of it, is not without merit: 'twas the inevitable result of revolutionary shocks throughout Europe thus to compose works of interest, one had to call on the aid of Hell itself, and to find things familiar in the world of make believe.." Marquis (Donatien Alphonse) de Sade...   [tags: Gothic Criticism]
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The Mystery Genre of Hound of the Baskervilles - The Mystery Genre of Hound of the Baskervilles 'The Hound of the Baskervilles,' written by Arthur Conan Doyle, is based on a mysterious genre, it was published in 1902. In his book Arthur Conan Doyle has created imagery for his readers to gain a better understanding of the story. The character in his book became very popular in them days and are still known of today, such as Detective Sherlock Holmes. The way Arthur's deceptive writing and the use of language he used in this story creates the setting of suspense and tension....   [tags: Papers] 626 words
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Genre and Gender in Popular Film - “ You cannot talk about genre without talking about gender.” Initially, this would appear to be a simplistic statement. On closer analysis, however, one fact becomes evident. It is the representation of gender which informs the genre of the text. Ismay Barwell , in her essay ‘ Feminist perspectives and narrative points of view’ states that “ Every text is gendered since every act of narration…..involves a process of selection….and the nature of that selection implies certain values” ( p.99). She makes the point that “ The desires, attitudes and interests which guide any choices made must be either male or female”( p.98 )....   [tags: Gendered Conflict in Popular Film]
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Priestley's Genre in An Inspector Calls - Priestley's Genre in An Inspector Calls 'An Inspector Calls' is a "Whodunit" written by J.D. Priestley in 1945 and was first shown in Britain at the new Theatre on the 1st October 1946.Priestley was a socialist and in 'An Inspector Calls', the main theme explores capitalism versus socialism. This play is a morality play. Priestley communicates his message to the audience by representing capitalism by the upper class and the Birling family and socialism by the lower class and the Inspector and Eva Smith/Daisy Renton as this related to real life during this time....   [tags: Papers] 2390 words
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Mittell’s Television Genre Theory and Louie - Originally published in Cinema Journal 40, No. 3, Spring 2001, Jason Mittell’s “A Cultural Approach to Television Genre Theory” conceives of television genre as a cultural category rather than merely a textual component. In the decade since the original publishing of the article, television has evolved out of the multi-channel era and into the post-network era. In this new television landscape, genres are no longer a fixed entity1, and there is great academic potential in the in the study of television genres....   [tags: Television Review]
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A Genre Analysis of Graduate-Level Reading Response Blogs - Introduction As a community, academics are increasingly accepting the use of public, online, journal style writings known as weblogs (blogs) as a valid pedagogy for the classroom. The attraction of using blogs within a classroom setting stems mainly from the discursive possibilities that the new technology offers: namely, that blogs allow for a discussion of nearly any topic in a socially moderated medium that encourages participants to compare, expand upon, and modify their understanding of that topic in relation to the ideas of their peers....   [tags: Analysis]
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An Analysis of the Detective Genre - An Analysis of the Detective Genre Sherlock Holmes, is a fictional yet convincing character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. With plots bizarre, singular and tantalising, Doyle has created of one of our most popular genres. The heroes in the detective genre often display the best of human qualities, and are aware of the idolised role they have been placed in by their closest companions. In the adventure of The Speckled Band the hero, Sherlock Holmes, reveals his concern for his clients and comforts the victim by informing her, "You must not fear"....   [tags: English Literature] 1979 words
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Genre and Generic Stage of Online Job Advertisement - 1. Introduction While Bahia (2008) suggests that genre as text types is evoking and developing dynamically under the influence of two main issues: discipline and registers (Halliday 2004), Coffin, Donohue and North (2009) propose each type of genre carries a rather stable generic stages /schematic structure, which could be divided into obligatory stages and optional stages as per whether or not a stage more or less has to be there for the genre to work. Thus, this paper in the following sections firstly identifies the general generic stages of the collected online job advertisement samples according to the classification of genres and generic stages proposed by Coffin, Donohue and North(ple...   [tags: job welfares, job positions, promotions]
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