Posted: April 27th, 2021

The genre and genre theory paper

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The film for this project will be THE TITANIC and you can use the attachment to type the paper on it is a template. 

Note: You should watch your chosen film twice—once to ensure that you have grasped the storytelling and once to take more specific notes on aspects of the film you wish to discuss. If you would like to write about a film that is not on this list, you must email your professor for approval in advance or you may not receive credit on this assignment.

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that focuses on how your chosen feature-length film both aligns with and expands upon your chosen genre. Consider using the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center Thesis Generator (Links to an external site.) to help develop your thesis. Review the Week 2 sample paper download, which provides an example of a well-developed analysis as well as insight on composition.

In your paper,

  • Explain genre theory and, using Chapter 3 of the text as a reference, describe the conventions and attributes of the genre you have selected.
  • Identify a feature-length film that fits your selected genre and briefly summarize the movie. As you develop this summary, remember the differences between a film’s story and a film’s plot and be sure to highlight specific genre elements.
  • Interpret at least two genre conventions exhibited in your chosen feature-length film that help classify it in the selected genre. Be sure to provide a specific example of each convention (e.g., a particular scene or plot component).
  • Provide an example of a third convention from your chosen feature-length film and explain how this convention expands the boundaries of the specified genre.

The Genre and Genre Theory paper

  • Must be 900 to 1200 words in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of Your Essay (in bold)
    • Your First and Last Name
    • University of Arizona Global Campus
    • Course Code: Name of Course (e.g., ENG 225: Introduction to Film)
    • Instructor’s name
    • Due Date

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