Why is genre important to film producers?Genre is important to them so they can categorize theirfilm and sell it to the right audience. If they don’tknow what genre their film falls into then they can’tstart the selling processWhen they know what genre it is they can make surethe film follows the codes and conventions of thatparticular genre and make sure it is as appealing aspossible to their target audience.
Why is genre important to film audiences?Genre is important to them so they can easily identifywhether they will like the film and make the instantdecision of whether going to see it or not.If the film producer doesn’t give their film a genre thenit won’t sell well to the audience as they can’t decipherwhether they will like it or not.
GenreGenre is the repetition and variation of familiarconventions but it is not just a simple means oflabeling or classifying films. Genres change over timeand hybrids emerge.Hybrids are where two or more genres collide togetherto create a different type of film but just as enjoyable.
HybridsPaulCowboys and aliensSuper 8Shaun of the Dead
Western: how it has changed over timeClassical Westerns: The first Western film was the 1903 film The Great Train Robbery, a silent film directed by Edwin S. Porter and starring Broncho Billy Anderson. The films popularity opened the door for Anderson to become the screens first cowboy star, making several hundred Western film shorts.
Western: how it has changed over timeNorthern: The Northern genre is a subgenre of Westerns taking place in Western Canada or Alaska. Examples include The Far Country and North to Alaska.
Western: how it has changed over timeEuro Westerns: This is a colloquial idiom often used to describe Western films made in Western Europe. The term can sometimes, but not necessarily, include the Spaghetti Western subgenre. One example of a Euro Western is the 1961 Anglo-Spanish film The Savage Guns. Several such films were made in Germany, derived from stories by novelist Karl May.
Western: how it has changed over timeOther types of Westerns Curry Westernare: Horror Western Spaghetti Westerns Weird Western Osterns Revisionist Westerns Acid Westerns Contemporary Westerns Sci-Fi Westerns Space Westerns