What are some of the different genres you can think of?
based on a true story
6 characters in a horror
A good example of this is Cabin in the woods
What are elements that films in a genre have in common?
comic sidekick or stupid/stoner friend
damsel in distress
once upon a time
hand held camera
High/ low angle
How does genre affect filmmakers?
more guarantee of revenue
makes it easier to write
gives them a target audience
How does film genre affect Audiences?
Makes them react in different ways
audience become satisfied as they predict correctly what will happen
easy to know if you might enjoy a film, based on others of same genre
eg I might go to see Valerian & COATP because I know I like other Sci Fi films
sometimes they get it wrong and you wind up watching a really bad movie from a genre you enjoy. I'm looking at you, Batman V Superman.
They're are different times of sub-genres and sometimes sub-genres and normal genres make hybrid -genres
like Tucker and Dale VS Evil is horror-comedy
Genres change and develop over time
new genres sometimes develop
Genres may become less popular and even die out
or they may experience a surge in popularity