American Film Genres

FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES 5450

By close examination of three or four specific types of film narratives, this course will explore how genre has functioned in the Hollywood mode of production. Students will gain an understanding of genre both as a critical construct as well as a form created by practical economic concerns, a means of creating extratextual communication between film artist/producers and audience/consumers. Genres for study will be chosen from the western, the gangster film, the horror movie, the musical, screwball comedy, science fiction, the family melodrama, the woman's film, and others. In addition to film showings, there will be readings in genre theory as well as genre analyses of individual films. Required screenings Thursdays @ 4pm
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM

Section A

American Film Genres
INSTRUCTOR: Studlar
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Section 01

American Film Genres
INSTRUCTOR: Studlar
View Course Listing - FL2023