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Genre research By Divine Mckengo

Here are a list of examples of conventions that you would find in an action/adventure movie: - Usually involve straightforward story of protagonist versus antagonist, usually the disputes are resolved by physical force. - Usually protagonists are patriotic. - they most likely have an exotic location some point in the film. - Antagonists tend to be drug lords, terrorists or some other sort of criminal. - Usually requires big budget special effects like pyrotechniques and stunt work. - Damsel in distress tends to be used but in recent movies female characters have become stronger in action/adventure movies and even work alongside the strong male characters as sidekicks. - a chase scene will feature somewhere in the movie, whether it is by foot, car, boat etc. - The protagonists always win. The Expendables The Mechanic :

Here are a list of examples of conventions that you would find in an action/adventure movie: - Usually involve straightforward story of protagonist versus antagonist, usually the disputes are resolved by physical force. - Usually protagonists are patriotic. - they most likely have an exotic location some point in the film. - Antagonists tend to be drug lords, terrorists or some other sort of criminal. - Usually requires big budget special effects like pyrotechniques and stunt work. - Damsel in distress tends to be used but in recent movies female characters have become stronger in action/adventure movies and even work alongside the strong male characters as sidekicks. - a chase scene will feature somewhere in the movie, whether it is by foot, car, boat etc. - The protagonists always win. The Expendables The Mechanic Action/Adventure

The conventions of a thriller include low key lighting, shadows, quick cuts, changes in camera angle, tension music. The main conventions of the thriller genre are: The protagonist faces potential death. the antagonist's must initially be smarter than the protagonist. The main storyline for the protagonist is a quest. The main plotline focuses on a mystery that must be solved. The film's narrative construction is from the protagonist's point of view. All action and characters must be realistic. The major themes that underpins the thriller genre is the desire for justice. The protagonist and antagonist might fight each other, not just on a physical level, but on a mental one as well. Each character is dragged into a dangerous conflict or situation that they are not prepared to resolve. Characters usually include criminals, stalkers, assassins, innocent victims (often wrongly accused), characters with deep dark pasts , killers, agents, terrorists, cops and escaped cons. The themes frequently include terrorism, political conspiracy or pursuit. White House Down Prisoners :

The conventions of a thriller include low key lighting, shadows, quick cuts, changes in camera angle, tension music. The main conventions of the thriller genre are: The protagonist faces potential death. the antagonist's must initially be smarter than the protagonist. The main storyline for the protagonist is a quest. The main plotline focuses on a mystery that must be solved. The film's narrative construction is from the protagonist's point of view . All action and characters must be realistic. The major themes that underpins the thriller genre is the desire for justice. The protagonist and antagonist might fight each other, not just on a physical level, but on a mental one as well. Each character is dragged into a dangerous conflict or situation that they are not prepared to resolve. Characters usually include criminals, stalkers, assassins, innocent victims (often wrongly accused), characters with deep dark pasts , killers, agents, terrorists, cops and escaped cons. The themes frequently include terrorism, political conspiracy or pursuit. White House Down Prisoners Thriller

love at first sight, forbidden love, love triangles, and sacrificial love. The tone of Romance film can vary. Whether the end is happy or tragic, Romance film aims to make the audience feel.. The main Narrative - The couple meet and fall in love, but there is someone who disagrees. There is a typical feud, and they break up. The Stock Characters are always A boy and a girl. Usually the boy isn’t ‘good enough’ for the girl.. Sub-genres: Romantic Drama Romantic Drama film is a genre that explores the complex side of love. The plot usually centers around an obstacle that is preventing love between two people. The obstacles in Romantic Drama film can range from a family's disapproval, to forbidden love. Romantic-Comedy Rom-Com is a genre that attempts to catch the viewer’s heart with the combination of love and humor. This sub-genre is light-hearted and usually places the two protagonists in humorous situation. Romantic-Comedy film revolves around a romantic ideal, such as true love. In the end the ideal triumphs over the situation. My Super Ex-Girlfriend That Awkward Moment :

love at first sight, forbidden love, love triangles, and sacrificial love . The tone of Romance film can vary. Whether the end is happy or tragic, Romance film aims to make the audience feel.. The main Narrative - The couple meet and fall in love, but there is someone who disagrees. There is a typical feud, and they break up. The Stock Characters are always A boy and a girl. Usually the boy isn’t ‘good enough’ for the girl .. Sub-genres : Romantic Drama Romantic Drama film is a genre that explores the complex side of love. The plot usually centers around an obstacle that is preventing love between two people. The obstacles in Romantic Drama film can range from a family's disapproval, to forbidden love. Romantic-Comedy Rom-Com is a genre that attempts to catch the viewer’s heart with the combination of love and humor. This sub-genre is light-hearted and usually places the two protagonists in humorous situation. Romantic-Comedy film revolves around a romantic ideal, such as true love. In the end the ideal triumphs over the situation . My Super Ex-Girlfriend That Awkward Moment Romance

- 'teen comedy' - often set in high school and involving sexual teenage misadventures and conflicts with authority such as police., this is the most relatable type of comedy - 'romantic comedy' - a popular genre, targeted at women and couples, especially in the 25-35 age group; - 'social comedy' - 'situational comedies' drawing on class conflict and social realism, a feature of British cinema; for example ‘St Trinians’ - 'gross-out comedy' - a currently successful cycle which may involve any of the above, but pushed more towards outrageous gags like the film series ‘Jackass’. - ‘parody or spoof’ - a comedy that satirizes other film genres or classic films. Such films employ sarcasm, stereotyping, mockery of scenes from other films, and the obviousness of meaning in a character's actions. This is a big thing in the scary movies film series. - ‘a fish out of water comedy’ - the main character or character finds himself in an unusual environment, which drives most of the humour, this is what the film without a paddle explores. American Pie 2 Neighbours :

- 'teen comedy' - often set in high school and involving sexual teenage misadventures and conflicts with authority such as police., this is the most relatable type of comedy - 'romantic comedy' - a popular genre, targeted at women and couples, especially in the 25-35 age group; - 'social comedy' - 'situational comedies' drawing on class conflict and social realism, a feature of British cinema ; for example ‘St Trinians ’ - 'gross-out comedy' - a currently successful cycle which may involve any of the above, but pushed more towards outrageous gags like the film series ‘Jackass’. - ‘parody or spoof’ - a comedy that satirizes other film genres or classic films. Such films employ sarcasm, stereotyping, mockery of scenes from other films, and the obviousness of meaning in a character's actions . This is a big thing in the scary movies film series. - ‘a fish out of water comedy’ - the main character or character finds himself in an unusual environment, which drives most of the humour , this is what the film without a paddle explores. American Pie 2 Neighbours Comedy

The main things audiences see when watching a Horror film; an old spooky houses, Isolation is key, making the audience feel like the character(s) are alone. For example Alley ways, run down houses, hotels & Insane Asylums. superstitious people – dark skies punishment of sinners - the ‘saw’ franchise mostly in the dark ( not brightly lit) – the conjuring unknown or new diseases – the crazies They are also usually either psycho murderers with masks or demons - Halloween » Exaggerated diegetic sound to build tension. » Fast and loud non diegetic sound can add to making the audience jump or feel scared I.e. the music in the shower scene in Psycho. Insidious Sinister :

The main things audiences see when watching a Horror film; an old spooky houses, Isolation is key, making the audience feel like the character(s) are alone. For example Alley ways, run down houses, hotels & Insane Asylums. superstitious people – dark skies punishment of sinners - the ‘saw’ franchise mostly in the dark ( not brightly lit ) – the conjuring unknown or new diseases – the crazies They are also usually either psycho murderers with masks or demons - Halloween » Exaggerated diegetic sound to build tension. » Fast and loud non diegetic sound can add to making the audience jump or feel scared I.e. the music in the shower scene in Psycho . Insidious Sinister Horror

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