Typical Genre Characteristics

Genre Aspects
Genre _____________& Title______________________________________
Where and when does the typical film take place?
What visual images are associated with the typical setting?
Describe the typical heroes or protagonists.
What types of supporting characters would you expect to find?
What roles to men typically have in these films? Women?
What are the conflicts you would expect to find in this genre?
Describe typical plot structures in this genre.
What objects and images to you expect to see in a film of this genre?
Is the typical film optimistic or pessimistic? Light or dark? Zany or significant? Eerie or wholesome?
Cinematic Style
What are typical shots, camera movements, lighting, editing techniques, or use of sound?

Adapted from Teasley and Wilder