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Film classifications and Film genres

Jessica Johnson

on 19 May 2013

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Film Classifications Film Classifications Film classifications are utilised by parents and guardians as a guide to what they allow their children or dependents to watch. Film classifications are broken down into six categories each with there own definition. The six classifications are:
MA 15+
R 18+
X 18+ Film Genres According to the
International Movie Database Crime Come on a journey and explore two of our favorite and well known movies. Dirty Dancing Forrest Gump We will be looking at Film classifications and movie genres for our two chosen movies. This presentation will be giving a brief overview of both film classifications and movie genres before examining the two movie. Image provided from the Australian government classification website http://www.classification.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx These six classifications are then divided into two groups
Advisory These three classifications are of the advisory category, which means there is no legal restriction when viewing films of these classifications. Restricted These three classifications are of the restricted category, which means there is legal restrictions when viewing films with these classifications. Movies Film Classifications Genres Dirty Dancing
Jessica Johnson Forrest Gump
Jessica Johnson Dirty Dancing
Sarah Charlwood Forrest Gump
Sarah Charlwood Our presentation contribution table Presented by Jessica Johnson and Sarah Charlwood MOVIES GENRE
Music As defined by Oxford Dictionary, 'genre' means 'a style or category of art, music or literature'. French for 'a kind', genres as we know them in relation to film are the way that we, as an audience, are able to discern which particular movie may be of some enjoyment or education to us and to others who may be in our care.
Being able to select from genres gives us greater control over the contents of the films we are choosing to observe. Adventure Game-Show Drama Horror News Sport Sci-Fi Mystery Romance Talk-Show Thriller Western War Reality-TV Musical Action Animation Comedy History Film-Noir Family Fantasy Documentary Biography 'Dirty Dancing' (1987) 'Forrest Gump' (1994) The film 'Dirty Dancing' is listed on the International Movie Database as a Drama/Romance, yet was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards within the Comedy/Musical category.
While this may seem confusing, a film like 'Dirty Dancing' may not necessarily be represented under one particular genre as it encompasses many themes and emotions. The main storyline is romantic with music and dancing. Comical situations occur with the awkward lead female learning how to dance for the first time. Yet a side character goes through an accidental pregnancy and ensuing abortion, which is sad and dramatic.
If the film was classified as simply a Comedy/Musical, then audience members may be alarmed at the serious twists in the story line. Reference List The Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2013, 'Dirty Dancing', The Golden Globe Awards Official Website, Viewed 14 May 2013, <www.goldenglobes.org/browse/?param=/film/23957 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2013, 'Forrest Gump', The Golden Globe Awards Official Website, Viewed 14 May 2013, <www.goldenglobes.org/browse/?param=/film/24081 The International Movie Database 2013, 'Dirty Dancing', Viewed 14 May 2013, <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092890/?ref_=sr_1> The International Movie Database 2013, 'Forrest Gump', Viewed 14 May 2013, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/?ref_=sr_1 'Forrest Gump' is another film that requires several genres in order to provide information about the movie.
The International Movie Database lists this film as a 'Drama/Romance'. Overall it is true that a movie with the main character searching for the love of his life is defined by these two genres.
Less precedent genres of 'War', 'Comedy' and 'Action' could also be considered for 'Forrest Gump', and would help inform viewers that the contents of the movie involves emotive scenes such as the one with Forrest himself serving in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Take into account the information written on 'The Nation' website in article by Stuart Klawans, and we should also be using the genres 'Musical' and 'Western' too. Klawans, S 2009, 'Forrest Gump', The Nation, 8 January 2009, Viewed 15 May 2013 <http://www.thenation.com/article/forrest-gump#> Dirty Dancing and Forrest Gump Dirty Dancing and Forrest Gump are both classified as M 15+. The Australian film classification board describe this as “Recommended for mature aged audiences 15 years an over”
The Mature (M15+) classification is in the advisory catagory and does not contain any legal restrictions. However, material in this category is not recommended for those under the age of 15 years. Films classified M 15+ contain material that is considered to be potentially harmful or disturbing to those under the age of 15 years. The Australian Classification Board continues to describe the materials that constitute a rating of M15+ as follows. Australian ratings advice sequence supported by the Australian film classification board. Australian classification, 2012, 'Film classification Dirty Dancing', 2012, Australian classification, Viewed 19 May 2013<http://www.classification.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?q=dirty+dancing&t=lfc> Australian classification, 2012, 'Film classification Forrest Gump', 2012, Australian classification, Viewed 19 May 2013<http://www.classification.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?q=forrest+gump&t=lfc> ACAM, 2013, 'Category M15+', 2013, ACAM, Viewed 18 May 2013 <http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/aba/contentreg/codes/television/documents/stbannexureclassificationguidelines.pdf> Australian classification, 2012, 'Film classification brochure', 2013, Viewed 19 May 2013 <http://www.classification.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx> Conclusion Thank you for joining us throughout our exploration of our chosen topic movies, we hope this was an educational and interactive way you were able to learn about movies specifically film classifications and film genres for our chosen movies Dirty Dancing and Forrest Gump. Staring Jessica Johnson and Sarah

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