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20 May 2015

LESBIAN ROMANCE RULES - Why Rule 1 [Coming Out Story]

Films have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?


I looked at 10 rules the Lesbian Romance films followed, tested 10 films against them and analysed the results, but I never looked at the rules themselves, so let's look at the first Lesbian Romance film rule...


13 May 2015

SLASHER FILM RULES - Analysis: List 2 [Part 2]

Films have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?  Why do the Slasher Film rules exist?



Although I'm calling these Slasher Film Rules, the can apply to a range of horror sub-genres.

Ten films were tested:

Of course, these films say nothing about the genre as a whole.  Certainly things can be said about the films, though.  They are usually bigger name films, smaller low-budget or less successful films may rely on the rules more.   One is a post modern film in which the characters know the rules.  About half may not be purely "slasher" films and may not need to follow the rules.

See here for part 1.

6 May 2015

SLASHER FILM RULES - Analysis: List 2 [Part 1]

Films have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?  Why do the Slasher Film rules exist?



Although I'm calling these Slasher Film Rules, the can apply to a range of horror sub-genres.

Ten films were tested:

Of course, these films say nothing about the genre as a whole.  Certainly things can be said about the films, though.  They are usually bigger name films, smaller low-budget or less successful films may rely on the rules more.   One is a post modern film in which the characters know the rules.  About half may not be purely "slasher" films and may not need to follow the rules.

1 May 2015

POLL Results

Films have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?


The third place in the poll so far.  This blog will continue on Wednesdays.

~ DUG.