Stage coach: 1.33:1
The searchers 1.75:1
Dances with wolves 2.35:1
Western: was always concerned with the land, landscapes.
People working in western genre; took this possibilities to enhance what they wanted to
Common catalysts that spur on generic transformation:
1. Technical changes
2. Industrial changes
3. Sociocultural changes.
Produced relatively quickly.
transferred the genres considerably.
Technical and industrial: open up new possibilities.
Genra films tend to lack originality.
Film genres allow for a society to tell itself the same basic story over and over again in an
almost titualistic fashion.
Study of Myth most influential because of: Claude Levi-Strauss
- he studies the myths.
- The structure of myths: Binaristic.
- Purpose of myths: to provide a logical model capable of overcoming a contradiction.