2nd Year B.Sc. Visual Communication Ethiraj College For Women Chennai-08
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
Primary film genres include the following:
Action Films Adventure Films Comedy Films Crime Films Dramas Epics Horror Films Musicals Science Fiction Westerns Thriller Fantasy Dance Romance Sports Animated Documentary
Are identifiable sub-classes within the larger film genre, with their own distinctive subject matter, style, formulas, and iconography.
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 Rescue Political thrillers Revenge Martial arts films Races against time Ex: STREET FIGHTER: Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
It often uses a secret agent (solo or in a team) or superspy whose mission is a showcase of science fiction elements such as technology and ideas used for extortion.
Ex: Mr.& Mrs.Smith Two spies marry and are unaware that their spouse is a spy and are on a mission to assasin each other.
The protagonist is on a mission to rescue hostages or in many cases a loved one
An ex spy goes in search of his daughter abducted and about to be sold into prostituition in Paris
A political thriller is a thriller that is set against the backdrop of a political power struggle involving various extra-legal plots, designed to give
References: IMDb Wikipedia Slide share Lecture by John M. Grace,