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Film genres


Film genres

There are many concepts for which films could be organized and probably generate a debate on the elements that they must consider to classify and organize films genre. We must understand that a genre include a group of movies sharing similar characteristics as scripts, edition, types of actors, scenes, film techniques, camera shoots, sound, music and illumination among other highlights.

Considering these terms films, there are three principal concepts as setting, mood and format that comprises the categorization of film genres, but many of them can share more than one concept, for example Schindler’s List and The Pianist are set in the wartime context, while the first emphasizes themes as solidarity, sacrifice and valor of human life without differences of beliefs; the second films examines the themes of sense of survival and horror of the World War II during the Holocaust Nazi.

CATEGORIZING FILM GENRES

Films by setting
Mood films
 Films by setting
These type of films are defined by the setting that determines the look and feel of a movie.
 Mood films
These films are characterized by the mood that is the emotional charge of a movie.
Format films
Target audience films
 Format films
Format films are shot with the use of special equipment, a specific manner, or format.
 Target audience films
These films are based on its target audience that is defined by gender and age range