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Joanne Clarke Dillman
T FILM 485
Tacoma Campus

Media Genres

Study of genre, the thematic classification of films (e.g. westerns, musicals) and television programming. Topics vary, but can include comedy, news/documentary, musical, and social-problem melodramas.

Class description

Media Genres: Conspiracy Thrillers.

This genre, also called "Paranoid Thrillers," was very popular during the 1970's and is enjoying a renaissance today. We'll investigate why this is so and examine a number of the genre's key films, as well as its recurrent themes, iconography and cultural use value.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Joanne Clarke Dillman
Date: 04/21/2011