Introduction to Film

Elements of Genre

After watching three of the five movie clips listed in the Multimedia section, above, describe how they fit into a specific genre (or subgenre) as explained in the text. What elements of the film are characteristic of that genre? How does it fulfill the expectations of that genre? How does it play against these expectations?

Goodykoontz, B., & Jacobs, C. P. (2011). Film: From Watching to Seeing. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Alland, W. (Producer), & Arnold, J. (Director). (1954). Creature from the black lagoon [Motion picture]. United States: Universal Studios. Available from

Allen, W. (Writer, Director). (1973). Sleeper [Motion picture]. United States: Rollins-Joffe Productions. Available from

Hallowell, R. (Producer), & Howard, R. (Director). (2001). A Beautiful Mind . Retrieved from

Hitchcock, A. (Producer & Director). (1960). Psycho . Retrieved from

Kubrick, S, (Producer & director). (1980). The shining [Motion picture]. United States: EMI Elstree Studios. Available from

MacBride, D. (Producer), & Jarmusch, J. (1995). Dead man [Motion picture]. United States: Miramax. Available from

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