Analysis of Berliner and Cawelti’s Arguments

Read highlighted sections from Todd Berliner, “Genre Film as Booby Trap: 1970s Genre Bending and The French Connection* and John Cawerti, “Chinatown and Generic Transformation in Recent American
Films.” Write a 1000-word essay in which you summarize the arguments made by Berliner and Cawetti, indicating with which one you agree. Use examples from Chinatown to help you explain. Have a very clear
thesis statement which lays out the argument you are going to make.