Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Genre research


The definition of genre is the categorizing of a certain aspect of something for example a film or a book, there are many different types of genre varying from the scary horror to the love of romance, other then them two there still many more.

There are advantages and disadvantages to genre, the disadvantages are that; we should be understanding how a film text functions in relation to genre, rather being defined by them and we should acknowledge that a genres features will depend on the audiences own understanding.
The advantages are; it can offer comforting reassurance in an uncontrollable world, this means that when people watch a villain in a movie get punished they feel better like it could happen in the real world, the bad people will get punished here too. Another advantage of genre is; it was seen as a strategy used by producers to ensure audience identification and reduce the risk of a film failing, this is an advantage because labeling a film with a genre tells the audience what kind of film it is, the directors use this because some genres are proven most popular in some years and the director should bring a film out that matches that genre to make sure it doesn't fail. The most popular genre in 2009 was comedy, findings were found on the following site http://ddunlop.com/2010/01/recapping-2009-most-popular-movie-genre/, and the most popular genre for the year before was comedy by a larger percentage, http://ddunlop.com/2008/12/recapping-2008-most-popular-movie-genre/.

The genre of my film that me and my group are creating is horror, the conventions of the film are blood, tension and scary setting.

The original history of horror
Horror is a genre that brings the emotion of fear into people, some of the first horrors were not as graphic as the horrors that are seen these day because that isn't what scared them, so the horrors in the past were about setting a horror scene with a setting and sound. Find more information here:

This is a scene from one of the first popular horrors that was impressed most of the people.

Top 4 Horror Directors according to 'best-horror-movies.com' 

4. Wes Craven - Branching into the 'Teen Horror' market may have slightly damaged his initial psychopathic and damaging horror movie status, but even if he now made a hundred 'Norbit' sequels he would still be an individual, influential genius.  Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (born August 2, 1939) is an American actor, film director, writer, producer, perhaps best known as the director of many horror films, including the famed 'A nightmare on elmstreet' and Wes Craven's New Nightmare.
Highlights - Last House On The Left,
The Hills Have Eyes,

3. Tobe Hooper - Just hearing the name 'Leatherface' chills me to the bone. Tobe has a great talent of creating utterly terrifying movie antagonists and has the art of gore and violence down to a tee. Tobe Hooper (born January 25, 1943) is an American film director and screen writer, best known for his work in the horror film genre. His works include the cult classic 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974)
Highlights - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,

2. Sam Raimi - He's the genius behind and father to the 'evil Dead' series... Enough Said. This list couldn't be made without him. he also introduced us to Bruce Campbell, the biggest B actor of all time. Samuel Marshall "Sam" Raimi (October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for directing cult horror films like the Evil Dead series
Highlights - The Evil Dead,
Evil Dead 2,
Army Of Darkness

1. George Romero - 'They're coming to get you Barbara!' When I was watching Night of the Living Dead for the first time I was like, WOW... His use of memorable dialogue and stylized and graphic violence make all his films instant successes, and his legend will live on for a millennium... He also made the best sequel of all time, and is the real, zombie master...
George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American film director, screen  and editor, best known for his gruesome and satirical horror films about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse. He is nicknamed "Godfather of all Zombies."Highlights - Night of the Living Dead,
Dawn of the Dead,
Day of the Dead

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