Genre Essay Topics

12.Examine two (or more) movies based on the same comic book character. Analyze the change in the character over the series, or examine the way two different actors and directors interpreted the character, motivations and plot (examples: Spiderman, X-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Justice League, Superman).

13. Look at a romantic comedy. Analyze how this genre draws the audience into the story. What makes a romantic comedy effective? (examples: When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, Clueless, Picture Perfect, Like Crazy).

14. Choose your favorite horror movie to examine. What makes this such a good horror film? Analyze what elements this movie has that creates the experience of horror in the audience (examples: The Exorcist, Sleepy Hollow, The Silence of the Lambs, The Shining, Halloween).

15. What makes a good summer movie? Examine one of your favorite summer movies, a classic, or a hit from last summer. Analyze what makes a movie good for a summer release? What are the audience expectations. How well does this movie match what the audience has come to expect? (examples: Do the Right Thing, Caddyshack, Jaws, (500) Days of Summer).

16. Pick a "dumb" comedy. While these sorts of movies don't generally hold up as classic literature, they can make us laugh and be fun to watch with a group of friends. However, there is a fine line between funny dumb and stupid dumb. Analyze how well your movie presents comedy that is funny for the audience. What makes a movie like this work? (examples: Ted, Bad Santa, The Cable Guy, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America, The Hangover).

17. Choose a movie that one The Best Picture award. Analyze what makes a movie the best of that year and one of the best of all time. Does your movie have features that most best pictures do? What makes it unique? If it was produced this year, would it win again? (examples: Wings (1927/29-the first Best picture award), Gone With The Wind (1939), Ben Hur (1959), The Sound of Music (1965), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), The King's Speech (2001).

18. Choose a reality T.V. series: Analyze why people like these shows. Why are they so popular and what makes a reality T.V. show good or bad? Do these shows exploit the people who appear on them? Where should we draw the line? (examples: Toddlers and Tiaras, Biggest Loser, Survivor).

19. Choose a popular older T.V. sitcom. Research the current events happening at the time the show was produced. Analyze why the show was popular at that time. Did that shows humor last? Can audiences who watch it now still appreciate the humor? (examples: I Love Lucy, Cheers, M.A.S.H).

20. Examine a popular game show. Explain the history of the show. Analyze how the show works to make the game interesting not only for the contestants but also for the viewing audience. Was the key ingredient the set-up of the game show, the contestants, the host, the audience, viewer participation or some other factor? (examples: Let's Make Deal, Minute to Win it, Jeopardy).

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  • An Evaluation of Grease
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  • Saving Private Ryan: An Excellent Example of the War Film Genre
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  • Music is Socially Meaningful
  • The Difficulty of Assessing Musical Performance
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  • Postmodernism in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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  • Mary Shelley and Flannery O’Connor: Gothic Isolationists
  • Happy Endings & True Love
  • How McCabe and Mrs Miller and Blade Runner Subvert Their Genres and Defy Audience Expectations
  • Did the Impact of the Beatles Sgt Pepper Album Help Redefine Popular Music as a Culturally Significant Art Form?
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  • The Bible Story: The Old Testament
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  • Horror Films
  • How is tension created in The tell tale hearts and The black cat?
  • Old Testament Book Summaries
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  • Evaluation of the Opening Scenes of an Episode of the X-Files
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  • Discuss the Appeal of Horror Movies
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  • Archetypal Literary Criticism
  • The Deveopment of Pip in Dickens' Great Expectations
  • The Usual Suspects by Christopher McQuarrie
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Changes in Police and Crime Drama Over Time
  • The Big Sleep, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Gilda's Adherence to the Noir Genre
  • Having Regulations On Reality T.V.
  • The Judge's House by Bram Stoker
  • Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon a Movie Directed by Ang Lee
  • Code Switching
  • Film Review of Lord of the Rings
  • Black Artists in Country Music
  • Narrative Devices and Structure in 'the French Lieutenant's Woman' and 'Our Country's Good'
  • Drugs and Music
  • How Does the Language in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Reflect its Gothic Genre
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  • Ian McEwan's Enduring Love
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  • Comparative Analysis
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  • Narco Corridos the History Behind the Glorified Narcos

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