Wednesday, 7 January 2015


How useful is genre?

Todorov said: ' All media production takes place in the light of other media production and represents partly a response to the pre- existing world of production.'

From this quote we can see that all movies have had inspiration from previous movies, this mean that most movies that are being produced noes are not completely original. It is incredibly hard to make a movie that is completely original because of the number of movies that have come before it. For a movie to be original the idea and the story line has to be original, or the producer can use different genre that have not been put together before.

If you look at Disney's Frozen and Lion King they have the same plot, and same type of characters.

A genre of a film can be recognised by the audience every easily, depending on the audience they might prefer a certain genre over another. over time depending on the era different film genre have been more popular then other and during that time the genre does not really evolve because the producers know that the film will do well in the box office.

some genre are ideological, they have an influence on people on a daily basis. The movie can tell people how to act in a social environment. depending on what the genre is there are actors who are usually in that type of film. This is because when you think of that certain genre you think of that actor.

Movies with the same plot:

  • Deep impact (1998) and Armageddon (1998)
  • Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and white house down (2013)
  • Mirror, Mirror (2012) and snow white and the Huntsman (2012)
It is not the only the plot of films in the same genre that are similar but also the posters.


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