Music Television (Discussion)
Types of expression
Allan contends that one can group music videos according to types of expression—separate from genres based on content. That is, genres such a rock, pop, rap, country and R&B are the most common way of grouping music videos, but cutting across those genres are certain expressive forms. Allan lists four of them:
- Performance - Group 1
- Narrative - Group 2
- Nonnarrative - Group 3
- Graphic - Group 4
Each group should find a video that exemplifies one "type of expression" and be prepared to explain how it does so. The video must be available online. No R-rated videos, please.
- List four ways that the Replacements' Left of the Dial breaks the conventions of the music video. Be as specific as possible and draw examples from the video.
- Butler, Jeremy G. Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture. New York: Routledge, 2018.