Select:   You need to review TWO movies for this week. Your two movies must be selected from two different geners that are included in week four movie list. (You might have done this in Week three), 



It is very important to get approval for the movies you choose. Unapproved movies will not receive credit. 

Choose a movie from Week 4 movie list. Your selected movie MUST be different than the one you reviewed on previous weeks. 

Select:   You need to review TWO movies for this week. Your two movies must be selected from two different geners that are included in week four movie list. (You might have done this in Week three),
Submit: Your selected movies for approval under Week Three Movie Selection Thread

Watch your approved two movies (comedy, horror, etc

Create  minimum of 8 slides, using Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation (excluding references and title)   describing your selected genres and how your chosen films fit or do not not fit the standard model of the genres


Include the following:


  • Description of your selected genres
  • Description of the films’ following components:


  • Summary of the film’s story
  • Setting & lighting
  • Makeup & costumes
  • Music & sound
  • Editing


  • Discussion of the films as either typical or atypical of their respective genres and how each film’s components support your view


Address social context aspects of films as discussed in Ch. 10 of Film by writing the following for inclusion on one Microsoft® PowerPoint® slide:


  • Discuss your films in terms of its social context. What influences from their time period are present in the films? Consider how the films might be different were they made in another time and places. Why and how would they be different?

All slides must have images. All of your slides must have descriptive Speaker Notes.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. You must have at least two references.


Post your Week Four Genre Presentation to the assignment link. .

 Note: Your slides need to be neat and professional. Avoid too much text on slides. A good practice is to follow a 3 by 5 method. This means each slide should have three items and each item should only have five words.


Movie List: (please choose 2, they need to have different genres)


Film Genre: Romance

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Casablanca (1942)

Roman Holiday (1953)

West Side Story (1961)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

The Graduate (1967)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Love Story (1970)

Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

Body Heat (1981)

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Out of Africa (1985)

Moonstruck (1987)

When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

The Bodyguard (1992)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

As Good As It Gets (1997)

Titanic (1997)

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


Genre; Western

Annie Oakley (1935)

Jesse James (1939)

High Noon (1952)

Shane (1953)

The Searchers (1956)

3:10 to Yuma (1957)

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Cat Ballou (1965)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

A Man Called Horse (1970)

Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

Silverado (1985)

Young Guns (1988)

Dances with Wolves (1990)

Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

Hidalgo (2004)

3:10 To Yuma (2007)


Movie Genre: Documentary



Nanook of the North (1922)

Moana (1926)

Four Days in November (1964)

The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1965)

The Endless Summer (1966)

Why Man Creates (1968)

In the Year of the Pig (1969)

Salesman (1969)

The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

Gimme Shelter (1970)

Woodstock (1970)

The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

Hearts and Minds (1974)

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)

From Mao to Mozart – Isaac Stern in China (1980)

The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Say Amen, Somebody (1982)

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

American Dream (1990)

The Civil War (1990)

Paris is Burning (1990)

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991)

A Brief History of Time (1991)

Brother’s Keeper (1992)

The Celluloid Closet (1995)

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

When We Were Kings (1996)

Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)

Wild Man Blues (1998)

The Big One (1998)

The Farm: Angola, U.S.A. (1998)

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

American Movie (1999)

Super Size Me (2004)


Movie Genre: Action/Adventure


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

King Kong (2005)

War of the Worlds (1953)

The Fifth Element (1997)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)