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The Film Genres
Looks at to which genre the film "Gone With the Wind" belongs and details the concept of 'genre'.
# 28690 | 1,150 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 04, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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A very basic and instinctive part of analysis of any type of information or data is to first categorize it according to some common factor. The paper shows that in relation to the field of the arts however, such classification becomes difficult, because art has more to do with perception than hard-core facts. That is why the study of genre has been so controversial and as yet inconclusive. This paper looks at the classic film "Gone With the Wind" and after analyzing the film, shows that it is made up of different genres and should therefore be classified as an epic.

From the Paper:

"Drama Films are supposed to be serious presentations, portraying realistic characters, settings, life situations, and stories. It follows a character's development with all the accomplishments and failures inherent in a life.(2) Due to the varied and complex syntax in "Gone With the Wind" it could very well fit this category. The movie dealt with issues of the era it represented. Societal problems such as slavery, poverty, civil war, inequality of races and gender, etc. were all dealt with at some level while entwining with the story faultlessly. It deals with the maturation and changing relationships of human beings according to situation and passage of time. The film dealt with important issues and gave distinct messages on each through the actions of its characters. However it became more than just a war drama with a strong backbone of romance by the scale on which it was produced."

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