Abstract

Genre-bending films rely on viewers' habitual responses to generic codes, misleading audiences into expecting conventional outcomes. The French Connection (1971) exploits spectators' expectations of police-detective-film formulas and thereby catches viewers offguard, creating a more unsettling experience than the genre traditionally provides.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 25-46
Launched on MUSE
2001-05-01
Open Access
No
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