Film Genres Lecture prepared 11/16/08 by John M.

Film Genres Lecture prepared 11/16/08 by John M.

Film Genres Lecture prepared 11/16/08 by John M. Grace, film worker and instructor D.A.T.A. Charter High School Albuquerque, NM 2008, John M. Grace All Rights Reserved for use availability,

email [email protected] Film Genres Film genres are identifiable types, categories, classifications or groups of films that have similar techniques or conventions such as: content recurring icons subject matter stock characters

structures narrative events themes situations mood motifs period styles plot props

settings stars Film Genres Primary film genres include the following: Action Films Adventure Films Comedy Films Crime Films Dramas

Epics Horror Films Musicals Science Fiction War Films Westerns Sub-genres Are identifiable sub-classes within the larger

film genre, with their own distinctive subject matter, style, formulas, and iconography. Film Genres ACTION: Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases, possibly with rescues, battles, fights, escapes,

races against time and crises featuring non-stop motion, break-neck rhythm and pacing. Action Sub-genres spy espionage political thrillers martial arts films

races against time Action Sub-genres spy espionage political thrillers martial arts films races against time Action Sub-genres

spy espionage political thrillers martial arts films races against time Action Sub-genres spy espionage political thrillers

martial arts films races against time Action Sub-genres spy espionage political thrillers martial arts films races against time

Film Genres ADVENTURE: Adventure films are exciting stories, with new experiences or exotic locales, very similar to or often paired with the Action film genre.

Adventure Sub-genres swashbucklers serialized films historical epics expedition films treasure hunts disaster films strange mysteries Adventure Sub-genres

swashbucklers serialized films historical epics expedition films treasure hunts disaster films strange mysteries Adventure Sub-genres swashbucklers

serialized films historical epics expedition films treasure hunts disaster films strange mysteries Adventure Sub-genres swashbucklers serialized films

historical epics expedition films treasure hunts disaster films strange mysteries Adventure Sub-genres swashbucklers serialized films historical epics

expedition films treasure hunts disaster films strange mysteries Adventure Sub-genres swashbucklers serialized films historical epics expedition films

treasure hunts disaster films strange mysteries Adventure Sub-genres swashbucklers serialized films historical epics expedition films treasure hunts

disaster films strange mysteries Film Genres COMEDY: Comedies are lighthearted plots deliberately designed to amuse and provoke laughter by exaggerating the

situation, language, action, relationships and characters. Comedy Sub-genres slapstick screwball spoofs parodies romantic comedies

black comedy satirical comedy Comedy Sub-genres slapstick screwball spoofs parodies romantic comedies black comedy

satirical comedy Comedy Sub-genres slapstick screwball spoofs parodies romantic comedies black comedy satirical comedy

Comedy Sub-genres slapstick screwball spoofs parodies romantic comedies black comedy satirical comedy

Comedy Sub-genres slapstick screwball spoofs parodies romantic comedies black comedy satirical comedy Comedy Sub-genres

slapstick screwball spoofs parodies romantic comedies black comedy satirical comedy Comedy Sub-genres slapstick

screwball spoofs parodies romantic comedies black comedy satirical comedy

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