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FM4114   Film Genres

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Tue, 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm Mon (screenings)

Film Genres will re-examine, and problematise, film genre today by exploring the topic in a variety of contexts. The module will incorporate a combination of approaches (theoretical, industrial and textual) and, in its assessments, will encourage students to think innovatively about, amongst other things, genre markers, global industry practice and exhibition culture. The module will ordinarily be organised in related clusters. These clusters may include, but will not be limited to: Genre studies in Classical Hollywood; Genre and authorship (e.g. Hitchcock, Ford, Miike, Woo); Genre and Stars (eg. Clint Eastwood, Jackie Chan, Hugh Grant); Historicising Genre; Global genres; Genre and adaptation; Genre hybrids; Genre and blockbusters; Film Noir as a genre, cycle or mood; Genre and violence; Asian Genres; Genre and studios.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FM2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar plus screening (up to 3 hours).

Scheduled learning hours: 55

Guided independent study hours: 245

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: TBC