Show MoreWesterns are the most important genre of the American film industry, a reflective tribute to the early days of the grand, wild American frontier. They are one of the oldest, most prevailing and versatile genres and one of the classically American genres in their mythic origins. The popularity of westerns has changed over time. Their most productive period was in the 1930s to the 1960s, and most lately in the 90s, there was a restoration of the genre.
This original American art form concentrates on the frontier west located North America. Westerns are usually arranged on the American frontier at some point in the last part of the 19th century subsequent to the Civil War, in a geographically western location with romantic, spanning…show more content…
Eventually, westerns have been re-invented, re-defined and lengthened, disregarded, re-identified, and parodied. In the late 60s and early 70s,'revisionistic' Westerns that queried the themes and elements of traditional westerns appeared such as Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969), Arthur Penn's Little Big Man (1970), Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), and later Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992).
Generally, the central plot of the western film is the classic, plain goal of preserving law and order on the frontier in a fast paced action narrative. It is usually fixed in archetypical conflict - good vs. bad, virtue vs. evil, white hat vs. black hat, man vs. man, new arrivals vs. Native Americans (unjustly presented as barbaric Indians), settlers vs. Indians, humanity vs. nature, civilization vs. wilderness or lawlessness to name a few. Oftentimes the hero of a western encounters his opposite "double," a reflection of his own evil side that he has to put down.
Outstanding elements in westerns comprise hostile elements, guns and gun fights, violence and human massacres, horses, trains and train robberies, bank robberies and holdups, runaway stagecoaches, shoot-outs and showdowns, outlaws and sheriffs, cattle drives and cattle rustling, stampedes, posses in pursuit, barroom brawls, 'search and destroy' plots, breathtaking settings and open landscapes and distinctive
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ONE OF THE MAIN AND MOST POPULAR GENRES IS “COMEDY”. A COMEDY MOVIE IS INTENDED TO MAKE THE AUDIENCE LAUGH AND CONTAINS COMICAL EVENTS OR FUNNY DIALOGUES. COMEDY IS CONSIDERED AS AN OPEN GENRE BECAUSE IT CONTAINS MANY DI? ERENT SUBGENRES SUCH AS COMEDY OF MANNERS, PARODY, ROMAN? C COMEDY AND COMEDY HORROR (WHICH CONTAINS BLACK COMEDY AND ZOMBIE COMEDY). COMEDY OF MANNERS SA? RIZES MANNERS AND A? EC? ONS OF A SOCIAL CLASS AND IT IS INTENDED TO SHOW THE AUDIENCE WHAT LIES BEHIND TRADI? ONS AND MANNERS OF SOCIETY. PARODY MOVIES MOCK OTHER WORKS, GENRES, PEOPLE OR ? C?
ONAL CHARACTERS. THE AUDIENCE OF THESE MOVIES SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SOURCE OF THE PARODY. ROMAN? C COMEDY LIKE ITS ? TLE IS A COMBINA? ON OF ROMANCE AND COMEDY AND MAINLY FOCUSES ON TWO CHARACTERS WHO WITHIN HUMOROUS HAPPENINGS DISCOVER THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER AND THE LAST BUT NOT LEAST SUBGENRE IS COMEDY HORROR WHICH CONTAINS TWO DI? ERENT CATEGORIES : BLACK COMEDY AND ZOMBIE COMEDY. BLACK COMEDY IS O3EN BASED ON TRAGIC OR TABOO SUBJECTS SUCH AS DEATH, SUICIDE OR WAR AND ZOMBIE COMEDY (O3EN CALLED ZOMEDY) COMBINES HORROR OF ZOMBIES WITH COMICAL HAPPENINGS.
ANOTHER POPULAR GENRE IS HORROR THAT GENERALLY IS INTENDED TO SCARE OR FRIGHTEN THE AUDIENCE THROUGH SUSPENSE, VIOLENCE OR SHOCK. THE MORE REALIS? C THEY WILL BE, THE MORE ENTERTAINING THEY BECOME AND WELL OBVIOUSLY FRIGHTENING. HORROR GENRE HAS SOME SUBGENRES SUCH AS GHOST STORY, MONSTERS AND SLASHER. IN THE GHOST STORY, MOVIES WITH INTRUSION OF THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD INTO THE LIVES OF LIVING PEOPLE ARE INCLUDED.
THE STORIES THAT CONTAIN STRANGE CREATURES SUCH AS WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES THAT FRIGHTEN PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERED AS MONSTER SUBGENRE AND SLASHER MOVIES FEATURE A SERIAL KILLERS OR PSYCHOPATHS WHO BRUTALLY KILL THEIR VIC? MS. AND THE LAST POPULAR GENRE TO BE INTRODUCED IN THIS ESSAY IS “AC? ON”. MOST OF THE ? ME IT COMES WITH ADVENTURE AND THEY CAN’T BE APART.
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