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Category Archives: Genre
Every year major film awards are made in the world the Oscar’s; the BAFTAS; EFA, Palme D’Or; BIFA, Sundance, IFFA etc. with much press coverage, celebrations, disappointments, box office boosts and some disbelief. However, what genre is most likely to … Continue reading
This blog series follows on from the last of a series of development frameworks for narrative screenworks from mobile and short films to long running TV series. The aim of this blog is to look at the very first stage … Continue reading
This blog is part of a series of development frameworks for narrative screenworks from mobile and short films to long running TV series. The aim of the series is to look at the very first stage of development, when an … Continue reading
With only two, possibly three, romance films – ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, and possibly ‘Focus’ – in the UK top 50 box office in 2015 this is a look at what makes a good romance … Continue reading
In looking for a genre framework in to which the Bond movies fit we have looked at the relationship and the investigative thrillers. This blog is about the other two main sub-genre – the Political or Conspiracy Thriller and the … Continue reading
In the last blog – ‘Is Bond a thriller?‘ I set out a basic framework for assessing whether a film was a thriller or not. However, at the end of the blog I asked the question – ‘Which type of … Continue reading
In the week of the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’ Phil Parker looks at the thriller genre and asks is James Bond really a thriller? This is one of a series of blogs I am writing on genre to help … Continue reading
What is the Personal Drama Journey? Those familiar with screenwriting theory may have heard of ‘The Hero’s Journey’, and the underlying concepts of Robert McKee’s ‘Story’ or ‘Save the Cat’. All of these narrative structures , which some claim are … Continue reading
The term, ‘genre’, is used widely by critics, writers, audiences, and those in the creative industries from painters to filmmakers and games developers. This term ‘genre’ is seen by many as an outrageous constraint on their artistic freedom and reject … Continue reading