Does it aid or support Christian convictions, or do its principles and methodology intrinsically tend to work like an acid, slowly eroding the intellectual foundations of Christian theism as a viable worldview? Has historical criticism benefited the lay faithful by improving their understanding of the text and thereby strengthening a living Christian faith, or has the method become associated with technical expertise and specialization such that the average believer avoids the text due to fear of interpretive inadequacy? From a Catholic point of view, has a magisterium of the academic elite been erected to compete with the Magisterium of the Church? Must historical criticism necessarily give rise to oppositions:
History[ edit ] The term "genre" was used to organize films according to type since the earliest days of cinema. The "idealist method" judges films by predetermined standards. The "empirical method" identifies the genre of a film by comparing it to a list of films already deemed to fall within a certain genre.
The apriori method uses common generic elements which are identified in advance. The "social conventions" method of identifying the genre of a film is based on the accepted cultural consensus within society.
Susan Hayward states that spy films often cross genre boundaries with thriller films. Stam has questioned whether "genres [are] really 'out there' in the world or are they really the construction of analysts?
As well, he has asked whether there is a " Are genres culture-bound or trans-cultural? Genre of honor and criticism some genres are based on story content the war filmother are borrowed from literature comedymelodrama or from other media the musical.
Some are performer-based Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films or budget-based blockbusterslow budget filmwhile others are based on artistic status the art filmracial identity Race filmslocation the Westernor sexual orientation Queer cinema. For example, horror films have a well-established fanbase that reads horror magazines such as Fangoria.
Films that are difficult to categorize into a genre are often less successful.
As such, film genres are also useful in the areas of marketing, film criticism and the analysis of consumption. Hollywood story consultant John Truby states that " They may study films of specific genres to find examples. This is a way that some screenwriters are able to copy elements of successful movies and pass them off in a new screenplay.
It is likely that such screenplays fall short in originality. Huge widescreens helped Western films to create an expansive setting of the open plains and desert. Science fiction and fantasy films are associated with special effects, notably computer generated imagery e.
For example, auteur critics group films according to their auteur-directors.
Production attributes, such as the low-budget filmcan also be considered a grouping. Some groupings may be casually described as genres although the definition is questionable. Similarly, while art films are referred to as a genre by film scholar David Bordwellwho states that "art cinema itself is a [film] genre, with its own distinct conventions",  an art film can be in a number of genres e.
War film or anti-war movie: Lewis Milestone 's All Quiet on the Western FrontBecause genres are easier to recognize than to define, academics agree they cannot be identified in a rigid way.
A typical example are war movies. In US, they are mostly related to the two World Wars whereas, in other countries, movies related to wars in other historical periods are considered war movies. Film genres may appear to be readily categorizable from the setting of the film.
Nevertheless, films with the same settings can be very different, due to the use of different themes or moods.
For example, while both The Battle of Midway and All Quiet on the Western Front are set in a wartime context and might be classified as belonging to the war film genre, the first examines the themes of honor, sacrifice, and valour, and the second is an anti-war film which emphasizes the pain and horror of war.
While there is an argument that film noir movies could be deemed to be set in an urban setting, in cheap hotels and underworld bars, many classic noirs take place mainly in small towns, suburbia, rural areas, or on the open road.
Horror is designed to elicit spine-chilling, white-knuckled, eye-bulging terror; melodramas are designed to make viewers cry after seeing the misfortunes of the onscreen characters; and pornography is designed to elicit sexual arousal. A genre movie is a film that follows some or all of the conventions of a particular genre, whether or not it was intentional when the movie was produced.
For example, the s Blaxploitation films have been called an attempt to "undermine the rise of Afro-American's Black consciousness movement" of that era.
While film noir combines German expressionist filming strategies with post World War II ideals; Western films focused on the ideal of the early 20th century. Films such as the musical were created as a form of entertainment during the Great Depression allowing its viewers an escape during tough times.
So when watching and analyzing film genres we must remember to remember its true intentions aside from its entertainment value. Over time, a genre can change through stages: In the earliest, classic Westerns, there was a clear hero who protected society from lawless villains who lived in the wilderness and came into civilization to commit crimes.
Another example of a genre changing over time is the popularity of the neo-noir films in the early s Mulholland DriveThe Man Who Wasn't There and Far From Heaven ; are these film noir parodies, a repetition of noir genre tropes, or a re-examination of the noir genre?
As viewers watch a film they are conscious of societal influence with the film itself. In order to understand it's true intentions, we must identify its intended audience and what narrative of our current society, as well as it comments to the past in relation with today's society. This enables viewers to understand the evolution of film genres as time and history morphs or views and ideals of the entertainment industry.Yes, I am so bored and so angered by how terrible this book is I have decided to point out everything I can find that is wrong with it.
Prologue: Shade of Fear. A film genre is a motion-picture category based (for example) on similarities either in the narrative elements or in the emotional response to the film (namely: serious, comic, etc.).
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