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Film genre


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Film genre

  1. 1. Film Genre 1. a class or category of artistic endeavour having a particular form, content, technique, or the like:  the genre of epic poetry; the genre of symphonic music. 2. Fine Arts;  a. paintings in which scenes of everyday life form thesubject matter. b.  realistic style of painting using such subject matter. 3. genus; kind; sort; style. – adjective 4. Fine Arts  . of or pertaining to genre. 5. of or pertaining to a distinctive literary type.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Genre selects particular types of film/song and places them into a group. For example; film genres such as horror, comedy, romantic etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Codes and Conventions of a film. </li></ul><ul><li>In film theory, genre refers to the method based on similarities in the narrative elements from which films are constructed. Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism. As with genre in a literary context, there is a great deal of debate over how to define or categorize genres. Besides the basic distinction in genre between fiction and documentary, film genres can be categorized in several ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Fictional films are usually categorized according to their setting, theme topic, mood, or format . The setting is the milieu or environment where the story and action takes place. The theme or topic refers to the issues or concepts that the film revolves around. The mood is the emotional tone of the film. Format refers to the way the film was shot or the manner of presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>An additional way of categorizing film genres is by the target audience. Some film theorists argue that neither format nor target audience are film genres. Film genres often branch out into subgenres, as in the case of the courtroom and trial-focused subgenre of drama known as the legal drama. They can be combined to form hybrid genres, such the melding of horror and comedy in the  Evil Dead  films. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Different Genres <ul><li>Comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Rom-com </li></ul><ul><li>Thriller </li></ul><ul><li>Horror </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Sci-fi </li></ul><ul><li>Chick flicks </li></ul><ul><li>Romance </li></ul><ul><li>Musical </li></ul><ul><li>Film noir </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary </li></ul><ul><li>Mock-umentary </li></ul><ul><li>Horror comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Western. </li></ul>These are only a few genres because as like music the genres can be mixed and form a complete new genre. <ul><li>Bollywood </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Historical </li></ul><ul><li>Costume dramas </li></ul><ul><li>Cartoon </li></ul><ul><li>Tragedy </li></ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul><ul><li>Greek mythology </li></ul><ul><li>Teen </li></ul><ul><li>French new wave </li></ul><ul><li>Futuristic </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Slap stick </li></ul><ul><li>Fairy tail </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The editors of argue that animation, children's films, and so on are non-genre-based film categories. The non-genre based categories they list include children's films, family films, cult films, documentary films, pornographic films and silent films. </li></ul><ul><li>Film genres can be categorized according to the setting of the film. Nevertheless, films with the same settings can be very different, due to the use of different themes or moods. For example, while both  The Battle of Midway  and  All Quiet on the Western Front  are set in a wartime context, the first examines the themes of honour, sacrifice, and valour, and the second is an anti-war film which emphasizes the pain and horror of war. </li></ul>