Between script and genre: a space where East meets West

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In film criticism genre refers to a narrative form common across film producing cultures, but underpinning that form is a script, a kernel framework that is the basis of a narrative, consisting of a reiterated narrative pattern and several recurring images. This kernel script is further shaped by local scripts, just as elaboration of a script as a genre incorporates local components. Scripts may be specific to a culture and thus where a genre may function as a site for dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures its foundation scripts may impart distinctive and different nuances. The relationship between scripts and genres in Korean and Western film industries is here explored through examples of the comedy of remarriage and home invasion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond East and West
EditorsSharmani Patricia Gabriel, Bernard Wilson
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
ISBN (Print)9780367615222
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Genre
  • Kernal scripts
  • Glocalisation
  • Comedy of remarriage
  • Home invasion
  • Korean cinema


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