Film genres are identified by classifications, types and categories, or acollection of films which include similar conventions or techniques such as:contentSubject matterThemesStock charactersmotifs moodplotStage settingsNarrative structurepropsFILM GENRES
Some examples of primary film genres include:• Action• Adventure• Horror• Musicals• Comedy• Science fiction• War• Western• Crime• Dramas• EpicsFILM GENRES
FILM GENRESThere are also sub-genres which are identifiable within a larger filmgenre, but with their own distinctive subject matter, style andiconography. Rom-Com’s for example are a sub class of romance.
FILM GENRESAction films tend to include:• Stunts and chases• Large budgets• High energy• Fast pace edits• Fights• Battles• Escapes• Races against time• Non stop motion• Fast paced narrative
FILM GENRESAdventure films feature exciting narratives with new experiences.There are often new locations and exotic places, often these filmsare paired with action.
FILM GENRESComedies are designed to amuse and evoke happinessand laughter! The light hearted genre does this byexaggerating the situation, relationships, language, actionand characters.
FILM GENRESAs the title of the genre suggests, crime films feature the actions ofcriminals. For example: bank robbers, mobsters, underworld figures,teenage hoodlums and people who operate outside of the law.
FILM GENRESDramas are plot driven films which tend to be serious. They portrayrealistic characters and realistic events and life situations. The storiesinvolve character development and general interaction.
Horror films are designed primarily to scare their audience,and to make real our worst fears. There are often a numberof murders and a shocking finale. Mise en scene oftenincludes blood, young actors and actresses, dark lightingand masks.
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