HOLLYWOOD FILM GENRES

Course Information
TitleΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΑ ΕΙΔΗ ΤΟΥ ΧΟΛΥΓΟΥΝΤ / HOLLYWOOD FILM GENRES
CodeΜΔΣ2-485
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600007257

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
600059531
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to have acquired • A general knowledge about film genre theory and criticism • A general knowledge about the birth and development of the genres under study in this course • Basics of film genre criticism
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is offered to students who have preferably taken the Introduction to Film Course and will be helpful with other courses (e.g. gender film studies). It aims to introduce students to the notion of genre as a system of film criticism by enabling them to recognize the aesthetic, social and cultural conventions underlining the formulaic narrative structure of particular types of films. A brief introduction to genre theory will accommodate the student within the appropriate theoretical framework that examines genre films in a tri-partied relationship between production, text, and consumption. The scope of the course will be limited to an examination of the three film genres featuring in the title and the focus will be mainly directed to the screening and analyzing of key-works that define the birth and the historical evolution of each genre.
Keywords
Film genres, film genre theory, genre evolution, western, musical, melodrama
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment301.2
film viewing301.2
Total994.0
Student Assessment
Description
A 2 ½ hour final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ηollywood Genres by Thomas Schatz
Additional bibliography for study
Altman, Rick. Film/Genre. BFI Publishing, 1999. 1-11, 13-29. Altman, Rick. The American Film Musical. London: BFI; Bloomington, Ind: Indiana UP, 1987. «"The American Film Musical as Dual-Focus Narrative». 16-27. «The Structure of the American Musical». 28-58. Browne, Nick. Refiguring American Film Genres. Berkeley: U of California P, 1998. Cook, Pam and Mieke Bernink, eds. The Cinema Book. 2nd Ed. BFI Publishing, 1999. "Part 5-Genre. History of Genre Criticism,”137-147; “Τhe Western,” 147-156; "Melodrama," 157-171; "The Musical," 209-217. Feuer, Jane. The Hollywood Musical. London: BFI/MacMillan, 1982. Grant, Barry Keith. Film Genre Reader II. 2nd ed. Austin, Texas: U of Texas P, 1995. Kaminski, Stuart M. American Film Genres. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1985. "Introduction," 1-20; Conclusion and Summary: The Importance of Film Genres," 225-231. Πατσαλίδης, Σάββας και Αναστασία Νικολοπούλου. Μελόδραμα: Ειδολογικοί και Ιδεολογικοί Μετασχηματισμοί. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio P, 2001. Patsalidis, Savas. Hellenism and the U.S.: Constructions and Deconstructions. Thessaloniki: Hellenic Association of American Studies, 1994. Solomon, Stalnley. Beyond Formula: American Film Genres. New York & London: Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, Publishers, 1976. "Introduction," 1-10; "The western," 12-58; "Singing and Dancing: The Sound of Metaphor," 60-110. Schatz, Thomas. Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking and the Studio System. New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1981. "The Genius of the System," 3-13; "Film Genres and the Genre Film," 14-43; "Epilogue: Hollywood Filmmaking and American Mythmaking," 261-268. In your corpus 1 Genre Theory 1.1 Cook, Pam and Mieke Bernink, eds. The Cinema Book. 2nd Ed. BFI Publishing, 1999. "Part 5-Genre. History of Genre Criticism,”137-147; 1.2 Neal, Steven. Genre. BFI, 1983. 1.3 Schatz, Thomas. Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking and the Studio System. New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1981. "The Genius of the System," 3-13; "Film Genres and the Genre Film," 14-43; 1.4 Cavell, Stanley. «Types; Cycles as genres». In Gerald Mast and Marshall Cohen, eds. Film Theory and Criticism. N.Y. and London: Oxford UP, 1974. 359-365. 2 On the western: 2.1 Cook, Pam and Mieke Bernink, eds. The Cinema Book. 2nd Ed. BFI Publishing, 1999. «The Western». 147-156 2.2 Schatz, Thomas. Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking and the Studio System. New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1981. "The Western," 45-80; 2.3 Warshow, Robert. The Immediate Experience. New York: Atheneum, 1971. «Movie Chronicle: The Westerner». 135-154. 2.4. Kokonis, Michalis. «Η κρυφή γοητεία της μυθοπλασίας:το παράδειγμα του γουέστερν». Στο Ιστορίες και (Μυθ)ιστορίες: Made in the U.S.A. Επιμ. Σάββας Πατσαλίδης και Γεωργία Θεοδοσιάδου, Θεσσαλονίκη: Ελληνική Εταιρία Αμερικανικών Σπουδών, 2000. 3 On the Musical 3.1 Cook, Pam and Mieke Bernink, eds. The Cinema Book. 2nd Ed. BFI Publishing, 1999. «The Musical». 209-217. 3.2 Schatz, Thomas. Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking and the Studio System. New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1981. «The Musical». 186-218 3.3 Feuer, Jane. «The Self-Reflexive Musical and the Myth of Entertainment». In Grant, Barry Keith, ed. Film Genre Reader II. Austin, Tx. U of Texas P. 1995: 441-455. 3.4 Kokonis, Michalis. «The Sea-Blue Beads (Οι Θαλασσιές οι χάντρες):The Greek Musical and Hollywood: Artistic and Cultural Influences» in Hellenism and the U.S.: Constructions and Deconstructions. Ed. Savas Patsalidis. Thessaloniki: Hellenic Society of American Studies, 1994: 67-76. 3.5. Κοκκώνης, Μιχάλης. «Το ελληνικό μιούζικαλ, το Χόλιγουντ...και «οι θαλασσιές οι χάντρες» Επίλογος ’95, Αθήνα: Γαλλαίος, 1995: 414-422. 4 On Melodrama 4.1 Cook, Pam and Mieke Bernink, eds. The Cinema Book. 2nd Ed. BFI Publishing, 1999. «Melodrama». 157-171. 4.2 Gerould, Daniel. «Russian Formalist Theories of Melodrama». In Imitations of Life, ed. Marcia Landy, Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1991: 118-134. 4.3 Durgnat, Raymond. «Ways of Melodrama». ». In Imitations of Life, ed. Marcia Landy, Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1991: 135-147. 4.5 Schatz, Thomas. Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking and the Studio System. New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1981. "The Family Melodrama," 221-256; 4.6 Wiiliams, Linda. «Melodrama Revisited». In Nick Browne, ed. Refiguring American Film Genres. Berkeley: U of California P, 1998: 42-88.
Last Update
20-09-2013