CIN 2190: Lecture #8 March 22 2013
femme fatale defines film noir, very active in the film
the main problem in the film she had to disappear from the narrative or be killed
in a musical, one can expect musical numbers, some singing and dancing etc.
a film genre is made up of rules that allow the establishment and the development of the narrative.
Rules known by both the filmmakers and spectators
some genres can be defined according to a specific location (the frontier in westerns)
science fiction=focus on advanced technology
relevance of some objects or some environments gangster films usually take place in large cities(often
science fiction=outer space, space ships
disaster movies=specific situations
musicals= specific types of performance
a film can belong to several genres or use different generic rules/conventions: generic hybridity
film noir break from other Hollywood genres
criticism of American society and the American dream
cycle of thrillers made in