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  • 1. INTRODUCING GENRE Faye Victoria Collin
  • 2. Definition  The term genre is often used to categorize literature and speech, but is also used for any other form of art or utterance. A genre is also the way to determine the different styles of music. Punk, Rock, Metal etc. Are genres.
  • 3. Examples of film genres  Comedy – The Hangover, Ted, Superbad  Sci-Fi – Independence Day, Star Trek, Alien     vs. Predator War – Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbour, Black Hawk Down Action – Avengers, G.I. Joe, Prince of Persia Crime – Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Godfather Horror – The Children, I am Legend, Eden Lake
  • 4. Why is genre important to audiences?  Genre is important to an audience overall, as it releases details on what the film will be like or is supposed to be like, reaching out to the wanted and intended audiences. This then allows them to know what style of film they should be expecting to see, and how they will probably feel after watching the film. For example, a romance film may involve tears and plenty of soppy moments, compared to a horror film that would involve a lot more jumping and uncomfortable moments.
  • 5. Why is genre important to producers?  Genre is important to producers, as they have to be able to produce a film of the correct genre to keep the intended audiences focus. This involves knowing what dialogue to use, for example, an action movie may have a lot more swearing in it, compared to a romantic film, what props to use, for example a sci-fi movie would involve a lot of space related props, how the set should be intended to look, for example a horror movie may be set in a woods, or somewhere secluded, and overall the right actors for the intended role, as you may not be expecting to see Dwayne
  • 6. HYBRID  Definition – Combining several different genres of      film into one film. Examples – Cowboys vs. Aliens (Western+Sci-Fi), Ted (Live action+Animation) Sightseers (Adventure+Comedy+Crime) Positive and negative points about hybrids Positive – Hybrid films combine 2 genres, reaching out to two different styles of audience, raising the viewing of the film. This keeps the audiences entertained, as new things are being brought in. Negative – Some of the films that are being created have became very far fetched, for example ‘Gladiators vs. Werewolves’, and ‘Strippers vs. Werewolves’.
  • 7. Sub genres  Crime Movies – Bad Girl, Cops & Robbers, Detective, Law and Order, Mysterious, Victim  Kill Bill, The Dark Knight, Silence of the Lambs, The Naked City, Se7en,

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