Flashcards in Genre Films, Remakes, and Sequels Deck (12):
Is making money the prime motivation for producing sequels and remakes?
Do Genre films often violate our expectations of conventional roles?
When do Sequels have the best chance for success?
Because people already know the original, the name is already well marketed
What kind of film did film critic and theorist Rick Altman call “the most complex art form ever devised”?
Which of the following is not a reason for updating a film with a remake?
Reasons for making a remake: Change in society and style, change in film tech, change in censorship, new paranoias, creating a musical version, change in format, nationalizing an international film
According to the formula for Westerns, how does the hero act?
A respectful everyman who has no job because he always fighting crime
How does the resolution of the gangster film usually depict the gangster hero?
Getting what he deserves
The popularity of genre films is due at least in part to what?
The ability to reinforce American beliefs, values and myths
For the directors, there are certain advantages to working within a given genre. Which of the following is
not one of them?
Strengths: established genre and character archetypes, simplifies preparation, easy for the audience to like
On the most basic level, how may the primary conflict in a gangster film be defined?
Order vs. anarchy
Which one of the following is not one of the sub-categories of the film musical?
Sub categories: fairy tale, show and folk