Genre. Thinking about the meaning of differences. Genre. Categories of media. Understood variously in terms of Agenda of Film Industry Artistic Practice and Aesthetic Conventions Discursive or Critical Reception (Audience Preferences and Critical Interpretation)
Thinking about the meaning of differences.
Categories of media. Understood variously in terms of
Studying genre is perhaps most useful in understanding the interplay among these arenas.
Singin In the Rain (1952) by Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen
As viewers we can quickly locate films or TV within genres that are part of our media culture.
However, what makes a work fit within a genre is always more than the title of the category suggests. It combines of semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic attributes.
Christine Gledhill(Film Scholar):
Example: Red River (1948) by Howard Hawks
1. Kind of events portrayed
2. Social class of characters
3. Ethical qualities of the characters
4. Narrative structure
5. Audience effects
Examples: The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola, 1972, Goodfellas Scorsese 1990, Little Caesar 1931, LaRoy