Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Assignment
Genres and Genre Film
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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 ofa specific genre. You are allowed to choose a film or genre notmentioned in Chapter 4, but you are strongly encouraged to email yourprofessor to receive approval before doing so.
In 800 to 1200 words
- Explain genre theory and, using Chapter 4 of the text as areference, thoroughly describe the conventions and attributes of yourselected genre.
- Identify a feature-length film that fits this genre andprovide a basic summary of the movie. As you develop this summary,remember the differences between a film’s story and a film’s plot andhow these differences can lead to the inclusion of genre elements.
- Interpret at least two genre conventions exhibited in yourchosen feature-length film that help classify it in the selected genre.Be sure to provide a specific example of each convention (e.g., aparticular scene or plot component).
- Provide an example of a third convention from your chosenfeature-length film and explain how this convention expands theboundaries of the specified genre.
Your paper should be organized around a thesis statementthat focuses on how your chosen feature-length film both aligns with andexpands upon your chosen genre. Review the Week Two sample paper, which provides an example of a well-developed analysis as well as insight on composition.
The paper must be 800 to 1200 words in length (excludingtitle and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style asoutlined 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 Guidein the Ashford University Library for guidance and to locate yoursources. Cite your sources (including the feature-length film) withinthe text of your paper and on the reference page. For informationregarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the AshfordWriting Center.
Please note that if you opt to write about the same film in
your Final Film Critique, applicable pieces of this assignment can be
used to write that assignment. Please also note that you should reflect
on and revise this assignment based on the instructor’s feedback before
you incorporate it into the Final Film Critique.