Film Theory: Genius (Greatness): Concept, Theories, Approach

Genius is in one’s genes

“Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought/But genius must be born, and never can be taught.”

British poet John Dryden praising his protegee William Congreve.

Natural Ability Vs. Nurtured Ability

The impact of environment in deciding a person’s fate in terms of fame:

The importance of  models and mentors, parents whose influence is social rather than biological

Behavioral Genetics:

They study how individual characteristics pass from one generation to the next