What’s the Difference? Imagine with me if you will. You have just met the woman of your dreams. You have done the unthinkable and invited her over to your house for dinner and a movie. After long hours of thinking of the dinner menu, you cross over to your next task: picking the right movie. This is the most dreaded task because the whole outcome of the evening could depend on this certain movie.
You pick a good movie and she might not leave immediately following the end of the movie; however, you pick a bad movie and you may never hear from her again. You spend hours trying to figure out which movie to bring home, and your palms become sweaty when suddenly you realize you have no idea what kind of movie to pick. The purpose of this essay is to state the differences between movies better suited for the male genre and movies that are better suited for the female genre. What determines if a movie is better suited for the male audience? Let me assure you, it is simple really. Any movie that includes gunfights, explosions, fast cars, or the use of a lot of profanity, constitutes a male movie.
Also male movies do not tend to include any type of real moral or storyline. A perfect example of a male movie would be the James Bond movies, your classic good versus evil movie, which include all of the above-mentioned ideas. While these movies may appear to be of interest to anyone regardless of their sex, it does not assure you of a follow up date. A movie that includes any of those items may present an image of you that you like action and you are an adventurous type of guy, but it does not send off the romantic vibes that most women are looking for.
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Another movie type that one should be warned about is any movie that showcases provocatively dressed women who have no important role in the movie. Any movie whose main outcome is to flash gorgeous women every two minutes or so, is not a movie that a date would like to watch with you. Yes, this would be classified once again as a movie that is better suited for the male population. Movies like that often tend to leave a woman feeling self conscious about herself. In a woman’s mind if you enjoy those types of movies, it is possible that she will question what she can offer you. This type of movie is worse then the action packed movie because it almost guarantees that you will not have a follow up date.
Now you know what type of a movie to try to avoid. So what type of movie does a woman prefer? Most people have heard these movies referred to as chick flicks, and they happen to be the movies that most men try to steer far away from. However, if one wants to swoon a lady, this type of movie should guarantee a successful result. Most movies that appeal to a woman are movies that involve some sort of romance story; there would be no gunfights, fast cars, explosions, or the use of much profanity. Most women dream of being swept off their feet by a prince charming, and so naturally they enjoy seeing it played out as so in a movie. The movies Maid in Manhattan, Two Weeks Notice, and Someone Like You are all perfect examples of romantic movies and are sure to captivate the woman’s heart and give you some bonus points.
Also, one should also be reminded that any movie that showcases the lead female as being strong, independent, and intelligent is another movie that a woman will generally enjoy. The most important thing to remember is that most movies accepted by the women population generally have some type of story that you follow throughout the movie. Most of these movies will have a conflict and a resolution. If you select this type a movie you will earn some credibility as the gentle, kindhearted male that you have portrayed. Furthermore, being that women understand the most men would not prefer to watch a movie such as this, by you selecting this genre you are opening up the possibility that the next movie you pick out together will appeal more to you. There you have it, the differences between a male movie and a female movie are quite obvious.
Gender Influence on the Making of Movies: A Directorial and Production Perspective The direction and production of a movie is a purely personal endeavor; a person making a movie will use his own interpretation of a script or screen play and make a movie the way he see things. The producer will pick a script that he sees as being good, attempt to procure a budget that will allow him to express his ...
Just remember a woman’s choice movie will include romance and one of the following: a moral, showcasing of strong, self-sufficient women, and will not include any type of explosion or gunfight. Hopefully with these items in mind, your next trip to the video store will not be one filled with fear; on the contrary, it will be the easiest decision of the evening.