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Genre and classification

  1. 1. The importance of Genre & Classification Tina Hartnell
  2. 2. Genre
  3. 3. What is genre? • Genre is the category’s that films can be split up into. • Well-known genre’s include Horror, Romance, comedy, Science fiction, westerns etc.
  4. 4. Why is genre important? • It makes it easier to categorize the film. • Finding a production company will be easier because a well established genres get more money for production. • The audience know what to expect when they know the films genre. • It will be known when there is a gap in the market for different genres. • Categories have certain conventions that come with them making it easy to establish the genre.
  5. 5. Conventions of horror Dark lighting Old setting Gore Ghosts and fear of the unknown Hauntings Death Fear
  6. 6. Conventions of Westerns Cowboys Red Indians Gun fights Horses Specific clothing
  7. 7. Conventions of science fiction Aliens Future setting Metallic clothing Technology Space

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