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Unit Eleven: Film Genres
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A category or type of film (or of literature, art, music, etc.) characterized by a particular form, style, or content.
Characteristics or techniques that are used in multiple films by different filmmakers.
The context in time, environment, and place in which the action of a story occurs.
Theatrical events in honor of the god Dionysus in Ancient Greece and included play competitions and a chorus of masked actors. Comedy and Tragedy
Male oriented action genre dealing with the adventures of two or more men. Examples: "Shrek" & "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Comedy in which the problems and injustices of the ordinary world are dissolved, enemies reconciled, and true lovers united. Usually ends with a wedding, feast, or other festivities. Examples: "27 Dresses" and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"
Film that focuses on emotions, relationships, and serious themes. Example: "Life is Beautiful"
Sub genre of drama involving mystery and suspense: Examples: "Mission Impossible" and "Patriot Games"
Ghosts, monsters, or other dangerous characters may lurk within these stories, whose purpose is to provide a good fright. Examples: "Friday the 13th" and "Insidious"
Subgenre of drama that involves cowboys, settlers, and other figures from the 1800s and 1900s in American history
A type of fantasy that uses science and technology. (Robots, time machines, etc.). Examples: "I Robot" and "Star Trek"
Often take an historical or imagined event, mythic, legendary, or heroic figure, and add an extravagant setting and lavish costumes. Must balance storytelling and historical accuracy. Examples: "Selma" and "The Patriot"
Do not have to center on combat, but war must be a central concern. Examples: "The Dirty Dozen" and "Glory"
A work which ends happily because the hero or heroine is able to overcome obstacles and get what he or she wants. Can be one of several subgenres: Satire,slapstick, situational, etc.
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