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  1. Genres Of Film

  2. Action • High-energy physical stunts • Two-dimensional good guys vs bad guys • Designed for audience escapism • Began in Post-Cold War(1960s)

  3. Notable examples • 007 James Bond spy series • Terminator Series • Rambo series

  4. Adventure • usually exciting stories,newexperiences or exotic locales • intended to appeal mainly to men • Showcased courageous, altruistic, patriotic heroes who fight for beliefs, freedom or against injustice

  5. Notable examples • Indiana Jones series • Robin Hood (1922) • The Three Musketeers (1916, 1921, 1933, 1935, 1948, 1973, and 1993)

  6. Animation • not a strictly-defined genre category, but rather a film technique • often appeal to children

  7. Notable examples • Little Nemo in Slumberland (1911) • The Adventures of Felix (1919) • Steamboat Willie (1928)

  8. Biopic • from the combination of the words "biography" and "pictures“ • depict and dramatize the life of an important historical personage

  9. Notable examples • The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) • The Life of Emile Zola (1937) • Abraham Lincoln (1930)

  10. Crime-Ganster • developed around the sinister actions of criminals • often highlight the life of a crime figure or a crime's victim • provide a view of the secret world of the criminal

  11. Notable examples • The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) • Dead Man Walking (1996) • The Godfather (1972)

  12. Children/ Family/Comedy • Light-hearted plots • Amuses audience through exaggeration • Usually has happy endings

  13. Types of comedies • Comedian-led • Situation-comedies

  14. Notable examples • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) • The Mask (1994) • Men in Black (1997)

  15. Disaster • concentrate on the chaotic events surrounding the disaster • have large-scale special effects

  16. Notable examples • Planet of the Apes (2001) • Day the World Ended (1956) • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1954)

  17. Documentary • non-fictional, "slice of life" factual works of art • sometimes known as cinema verite

  18. Nanook of the North (1922) • Don't Look Back (1967) • Memphis Belle (1990)

  19. Dystopian • Generally set in the future • Often grim, dirty, dark and unimaginably awful

  20. Notable examples • Equilibrium (2002) • Starship Troopers (1997) • Death Race 2000 (1975)

  21. Fantasy • transcend the bounds of human possibility and physical laws • often in the context of imagination, dreams, or hallucinations • appeal to both children and adults

  22. Notable examples • The Thief of Bagdad (1940, UK) • Tom Thumb (1958) • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

  23. Film Noir • literally 'black film or cinema‘ • Fear, mistrust, bleakness, loss of innocence, despair and paranoia are readily evident • is not a genre, but rather the mood, style, point-of-view, or tone of a film

  24. Notable examples • Dark Passage (1947) • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Germ.) • The Maltese falcon (1941)

  25. Found Footage • Footage is presented as something found • events on screen are seen through the camera of the characters involved, who often speaks off screen • Shaky camera work is employed for realism

  26. Notable examples • The Blair Witch Project (1999) • Paranormal Activity (2007) • Cloverfield (2008)

  27. Horror • Designed to frighten and invoke fears • Often combined with Sci-Fi • Center on the dark side of life • Goes as far back as the onset of films

  28. Notable examples • Le Manoir Du Diable (1896, Fr.) (aka The Devil's Castle/The Haunted Castle)-1st horror film • Notre-Dame De Paris (1911, Fr.) (aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame) • Frankenstein (1910)

  29. Martial Arts • contains numerous fights between characters • Focus is placed on action • Characters are many times played by real martial artists

  30. Notable examples • Ip Man (2008) • The Karate Kid (1984) • Bruce Lee Films

  31. Monster • centre on the struggle between human beings and one or more monsters • The monster is usually created by a folly of mankind • Serves as a metaphor for human’s continuous destruction

  32. Notable examples • The Golem (1915) • The Invisible Man (1933) • The Host (2006)

  33. Musical • emphasize and showcase full-scale song and dance routines • centered on combinations of music, dance, song • has been considered the most escapist of all genres

  34. Notable examples • The Lion King (1994) • The Singing Fool (1928) • The Jazz singer (1927)