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Action(Wuxia) film genre development from Come Drink with Me to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

For this assignment, you will study the evolution of a genre, in the way that we have been studyingthe horror film in class. Working with…

For this assignment, you will study the evolution of a genre, in the way that we have been studyingthe horror film in class. Working with two thematically linked films in your genre from differentperiods and outside research from at least three sources to help you identify the genres history,myths, conventions, and iconography, you will develop a thesis about the genre and how it worksacross time and in an ever-changing culture. Your paper should consider how genre creates meaningin these two films and how this reflects a larger argument about the genres relation to the culture inwhich it is produced.This is, first and foremost, a paper about genre. Your films are illustrative examples of the genrewithin a historical/cultural context that will help you understand how and why it has changed overtime. They will also help limit your focus, as not every generic myth, convention, or icon will berelevant to your films and your thesis. You are not simply discussing your films similarities anddifferences. Your argument and analysis must demonstrate a historical understanding of the genreand how your films work within the genre. You should examine the generic myths, conventions, andiconography at work in the films, as well as the ways in which the style (or formal elements)influence how audiences understand and interpret these various generic elements. For example:How is the convention of the zombie different in a classical versus a modernist horror? How is thisdifference indicative of the broader changes in the genre between the two periods?

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