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A genre is a division of a particular form of art or utterance according to criteria particular to that form. In all art forms, genres are vague categories with no fixed boundaries. Genres are formed by sets of conventions, and many works cross into multiple genres by way of borrowing and recombining these conventions. The scope of the word "genre" is usually confined to art and culture, particularly literature. In genre studies the concept of genre is not compared to originality. Rather, all works are recognized as either reflecting on or participating in the conventions of genre.
Films from the horror genre are designed to elicit fright, fear, terror, disgust or horror from viewers. In horror film plots ,evil forces, events, or characters, sometimes of supernatural origin, intrude into the everyday world. Horror film characters include vampires, zombies, monsters, serial killers, and a range of other fear-inspiring characters
Action drama - Combines action set-pieces with serious themes, character insight and/or emotional power. This sub-genre can be traced back to the origins of the action film. Graham Greene's The Third Man was an award-winning example of this sub-genre.
Action comedy - Mixture of action and comedy usually based on mismatched partners (the standard "buddy film" formula) or unlikely setting. The action comedy sub-genre was re-vitalized with the popularity of the Lethal Weapon series of movies in the 1980s and 1990s.
Action thriller - Elements of action/adventure (car chases, shootouts, explosions) and thriller (plot twists, suspense, hero in jeopardy). Many of the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the James Bond series of films are icons of this popular sub-genre.
Caper/Heist - Protagonists are carrying out robbery, either for altruistic purposes or as anti-heroes. The film You Only Live Once, based on the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde, was one of the first examples of this sub-genre.
Die Hard - Story takes place in limited location - single building or vehicle - seized or under threat by enemy agents. This sub-genre began with the film, Die Hard, but has become popular in Hollywood movie making both because of its crowd appeal and the relative simplicity of building sets for such a constrained piece.
Science Fiction Action - Any of the other sub-genres of action film can be set in a science fiction setting. The Star Wars films began the modern exploration of this combination of high action content with futuristic settings in the 1970s, based in part on the serials of the 1930s and 1940s such as Flash Gordon. An explosion of science fiction action films followed in the 1980s and 1990s.
Action Horror - As with science fiction action films, any sub-genre of action film can be combined with the elements of horror films to produce what has increasingly become a popular action sub-genre in its own right. Monsters, robots and many other staples of horror have been used in action films. These were particularly popular in the 1950s. In the 1980s, Aliens introduced movie goers to the potential of a hybrid of science fiction, action and horror which would continue to be popular to the present day.
Buddy Cop - Two mismatched cops (or some variation such as a cop and a criminal) team-up as the main protagonists. Major examples are Rush Hour, 48 Hrs., Lethal Weapon, and Tango and Cash.
A genre of films characterised by a distinctive visual style – low-key and high-contrast lighting emphasising light and shadows, and a narrative focusing on the dark side of human life.
A teacher that uses original and sometimes controversial methods to inspire and get the best out of there students, often in the face of adversity.
Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. The emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – as well as the story itself, is communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.
Consists of plots based upon the special interests of teenagers such as the coming of age, first love, rebellion, conflict with parents, bullying etc. They are usually, although not exclusively set within an American High School.
Stereotypical characters usually feature quite heavily.
A genre of film that emphasizes science and the empirical method interacting in a social context with magic and religion in attempts to explain the unknown to man. Often science fiction movies involve aliens.
The Western is an American fiction genre, predominantly seen in film and television.
Westerns, by definition, are set in the Western United States during the period from the start of the American Civil War in 1860 to the end of the so-called "Indian Wars" at Wounded Knee in 1890. Some westerns incorporate the Civil War.
Westerns have crossed the US borders: frequently into Mexico, sometimes into Canada and even, famously, into Bolivia. The timeframe is stretched even further. The genre includes films about the Battle of the Alamo in 1836; and the Mexican Revolution as late as 1920. There are also westerns which take place in Australia, such as Quigley Down Under and The Proposition. The Australian relationship with Aboriginals has many parallels with the U.S. treatment of Native Americans.
The western film genre often portrays the conquest of the wilderness and the subordination of nature, in the name of civilization or the confiscation of the territorial rights of the original inhabitants of the frontier. The Western depicts a society organized around codes of honor, rather than the law, in which persons have no social order larger than their immediate peers, family, or perhaps themselves alone.
THE PROCESS OF DELIBERATELY ‘BORROWING’ OR ADAPTING SIGNS OR FEATURES FROM DIFFERENT STYLES OR GENRES TO CREATE A NEW MIXTURE OF MEANINGS;
OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH POSTMODERNISM.
Shanghai Noon- Western/Kung fu/Comedy
Hybrid texts mix and match a range of genres. They draw on formats that have proven popularity. At the same time , they also prevent these formulas from becoming stale.
Shaun of the dead- comedy/horror.
Fly on the wall is a style of documentary-making used in film and television. The name derived from the idea that events are seen candidly, as a fly on a wall might see them. In the purest form of fly-on-the-wall documentary-making, the camera crew works as unobtrusively as possible; however, it is also common for participants to be interviewed, often by an off-camera voice.
Popular culture, sometimes called pop culture, (literally: "the culture of the people") consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society.
It is often dismissed as trashy and throwaway in contrast to the perceived superiority and demands of ‘high’ culture such as classical music and literature.
Those television programmes specifically designed to represent ordinary experience, people in real life situations, utilising ‘actual’ or sometimes reconstructed scenes of real events.
Are a self-professed form of documentary that claim to follow the lives of real people.Soap Opera Docusoap