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Spy Film Conventions
Transcript of Spy Film Conventions
2013 Spy Film
Conventions Convention (Noun): A common
way of doing something. Special Thanks to Eileen Fioramonti Design Consultant 2013 What is a convention? In film, theterm refers to elements of plot and style that are common to all spy films. The audience comes to expect and look for these common elements, and they contribute to the definition of the genre. Temptress: what's a spy movie without a sexy, tempting girl trying to steal the secrets... Convention 2 Convention 3 The Villain: Every hero needs an enemy. In many movies the enemy holds a symbolic role as the incarnation of evil or immorality.
Sidekick: though not all spys have sidekicks, many utillize characters that work with the protagonist. Bond films tend to combine the temptress and sidekick into the "Bond Girl" Convention 4 Convention 5 Danger/Shock: In this scene of the film, the hero and villain face off OR the hero faces a life threatening challenge. Convention 6 False Ending: Think Casino Royale for a clear example. The hero and audience think the action is over, only to be jolted back into action to conclude the film. The false ending is, of course, followed by the actual resolution. Just Plain cool clips from spy movies....