Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blog- Genre


Romantic comedies have a man and woman who are independent and believe that they do not need a significant other due to some tragic incident. They meet, they are attracted to one another, but they deny it. They try to live life without one another but during their time apart realize that they still need each other.

Within romantic comedies the woman is usually the dominant one in the relationship. She is usually the one pushing away the man. She believes she is independent enough to not have a significant other.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Writers: Elizabeth Meriwether (screenplay) and Michael Samonek (story)
Stars: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Kline
This is a story about a guy and girl who try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but they both slowly realize that they can't do that because they are starting to have more than just physical lust. They realize that they can not live without one another and want a relationship.

Director: Will Gluck
Writers: Keith Merryman and David A. Newman
Stars: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and Patricia Clarkson
While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications. They need to have more than physically relations and realize they need one another.

Writers: Charles Randolph and Edward Zwick
Stars:Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Judy Greer
This is a story of a man who is a drug representative and while working meets a woman suffering from Parkinson's. At first they were both only physically attracted to each other and there were only small signs of the woman's disease, but slowly she starts to develop more side effects and along the way they both fall in love with one another.  In the end they both go back to each other and confess that they need one another.


Romantic drama movies focus on the passion and intensity of a relationship. There relationship can either start of strong, for example love at first sight or it can grow into something. Most movies in this genre are presented with an obstacle that the characters must over come, for example an illness or family problem.

Women are usually the more dependent one rather than the independent one. Women long for love and compassion and this genre shows that side of women. 
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Writers: Jeremy Leven (screenplay), Jan Sardi
Stars: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

This is a story of two teens that fall in love though they have social differences. It was love at first sight. They went on one date and from that day on they both felt incomplete without the one another.

Director: Adam Shankman
Writers: Nicholas Sparks (novel), Karen Janszen (screenplay)
Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West and Peter Coyote
This is a story of two teens who are forced upon each other due to the fact that Landon has to do community service for a crime. Jamie is a hard working student and helps him with his work but he unexpectedly falls in love with her. He later finds that she has leukemia. After he falls madly in love with her and they get married, she dies.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: Jamie Linden (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (novel)
Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried and Richard Jenkins
This is a story about a soldier who falls in love with a college student while he's home on leave. They write letters to keep in touch and they slowly fall more and more in love, but later does he find out that she isn't what he thought she was. She writes him a letter stating she found someone else and they are engaged, she leaves John for the other man and John is left heartbroken. 



Most animation movies are geared toward the younger generation. These type of movies usually have a problem that needs to be solved and throughout that process comedy helps to ease the audience and make them realize that problems are going to happen in life but if you have fun and lighten up the situation it’ll go by faster.

There is also a evil or “bad guy” in every movie who is trying to make the problem for the main character more difficult.  
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Writers: Andrew Stanton (story/screenplay)
Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Alexander Gould
This animation is about a fish that lost his wife and thousands of babies while a shark was attacking and the only thing left was his son, Nemo who has a bad fin. His son was starting school and on his first day a scuba diver captured Nemo and took him to Sidney. His father set out to go find his son and along the way made many new friends and learned to lighten up. He was reunited with his son at the end.  

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Writers: Cinco Paul, and Ken Daurio
Stars:Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand
This animation is about a criminal mastermind who has a plan to steal the moon. He uses three little orphaned girls for a scheme, but along the way realizes they are more important things than evil. But as he tries to do so another evil villain takes the girls to use them as bait. But the man gets his orphans back and while he was fighting for them he realizes he needs to change for his three little children and that he loves them more than anything.
Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Writers: Michael J. Wilson (story) and Michael Berg (screenplay)
Stars:Denis Leary, John Leguizamo and Ray Romano
Set during the Ice Age, a saber tooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant. They are confused on what to do with that child so they try to find its home. Along the way all of them come closer together as friends and have a strong bond but another tiger tries to take the child and they work as a team to get the infant back. They return the child safely and remain friends.

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