Genres and Genre Film
After reviewing the discussion of genre in Chapter 4 of
Film: From Watching to Seeing, demonstrate your understanding of one
selected genre using a feature-length film.
Note: Several films are listed in Chapter 4 as emblematic of a specific
genre. You are allowed to choose a film or genre not mentioned in
Chapter 4, but you are strongly encouraged to email your professor to
receive approval before doing so.
In 800 to 1200 words:
- Explain genre theory and, using Chapter 4 of the
text as a reference, thoroughly describe the conventions and attributes
of your selected genre.
- Identify a feature-length film that fits this
genre and provide a basic summary of the movie. As you develop this
summary, remember the differences between a film’s story and a film’s
plot and how these differences can lead to the inclusion of genre
- Interpret at least two genre conventions
exhibited in your chosen feature-length film that help classify it in
the selected genre. Be sure to provide a specific example of each
convention (e.g., a particular scene or plot component).
- Provide an example of a third convention from
your chosen feature-length film and explain how this convention expands
the boundaries of the specified genre.
Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement
that focuses on how your chosen feature-length film both aligns with and
expands upon your chosen genre.
The paper must be 800 to 1200 words in length (excluding title and
reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center.
You must use at least two scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims. Refer to the ENG225 Research Guide
in the Ashford University Library for guidance and to locate your
sources. Cite your sources (including the feature-length film) within
the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information
regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center