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STONER/MUSICAL: Big Lebowski + The Pick of DestinyQUESTION: Analyse the ways in which any two films of your choice operate as ‘generic hybrids’, deriving their possible meanings from more than one generic model. You may illustrate your answer with examples of specific film texts of your choice.STONER/MUSICAL: Big Lebowski + The Pick of Destiny by angussporran
The Pick of Destiny
The Big Lebowski
In film studies, some films transcend any easily applied generic category, others can be said to exist comfortably within a particular genre, and some (self-consciously or otherwise) exemplify a particular genre so well that they become known as 'genre films'. There is yet another type of film which also conforms to identifiable generic norms, but those of multiple genres. This is what I will call a 'generic hybrid'- a filmic text which draws on multiple pre-defined genres in its form, narrative, and/or style. To read a film as a generic hybrid is to open it up to multiple readings- for example a western/horror film can be analysed as a western or as a horror, because it