Film Genres: Love, Death and Laughs


Film genres have been popular since the beginning of this artistic medium and remain quite popular today. This class will examine the cultural and economic reasons for their continuing popularity. Film showings and film clips will demonstrate how genres evolve over time, how some of the great film directors have made genre films of lasting impact, and how others seek to subvert them and their norms on commercial or ideological grounds. This class assumes no prior knowledge of film.