Genre mash ups
We also talked about combining two genres together to create something new and we looked at some examples such as scream queens. Scream Queens has two genres one is horror, which has slasher elements in series and comedy that parody to horror. Combing genres to make a new format that is attractive if the film or media products good can bring the audience to feel the illusion (Gant, C. (2017).
Activity of Postmodern genre
We looked at what is genre in relation to media products. What the key elements are in certain products. Group activity when watching a certain product, which was a film, to see what we could interpret of the product/film.
We looked at the music video of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to break down elements of the genre, and my own main interest was the horror aspects. I found the horror aspects were a tribute to the old horror movies like Werewolf in London (John Landis 1981) and zombie films. The dance style matches the movements of the zombies that fit the music video perfectly. The video blends tones of emotions and fear by each act of the movie. This lead me to other genres that are in the film, first is romance when Michael proposes to his girlfriend and they share a happy moment together. The ending has a plot twist ending where we think it’s all a dream and Michael Jackson girlfriend is safe but it cuts to him with red eyes that see doomed.
Gant, C. (2017). How mixing and matching film genres can pay. [online] the Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/mar/22/outlander-mash-up-movies [Accessed 22 May 2017].