CINEMATIC TECHNIQUE COURSE OVERVIEW. Motion Picture Production, Distribution, and Exhibition Chapter 1, Film Art Genre Overview Chapter 4, Film Art Film Technique Chapter 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Genre ( zhan-rah). CINEMATIC TECHNIQUE.
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A way of classifying or grouping films that leads to analysis of various kinds
The “Western”; the “Romance”; the “Epic”; the “Horror”
“similar, familiar or instantly-recognizable patterns, syntax, filmic techniques or conventions - that include one or more of the following: settings (and props), content and subject matter, themes, period, plot, central narrative events, motifs, styles, structures, situations, recurring icons (e.g., six-guns and ten-gallon hats in Westerns), stock characters (or characterizations), and stars” (filmsite.org)
Discussion questions at the end of chapter, p 127.
Based on the author’s definition of genre and genre-conventions, write a 2-page (double-spaced) Genre Analysis of a favorite movie. You may use the questions provided at the end of the chapter as helpful guidelines in creating your mini-essay.
Due date: Feb 15, before class starts.