Film genre defines a type of aesthetic framework in cinema and in filmmaking set-ups. It is an illustration of the type of technique in a film that both attracts and caters to the audience or group or individual’s desires who serves as a component to a gathered spectator to a particular motion picture even to a Television screen viewing public or person’s varied tastes to a certain movie. Film genres can often turn or may drive a movie goer to become interactive to a certain film that he or she watches.
Film genres can sometimes be said as a “pied piper” in every movies in all angle of consideration. Its fantasies, its pull and its push and its control to the audience’s intellectual capabilities is as powerful than any human mental discernment. Film genre is a spice and a theme to a movie that makes it more likeable, compelling, and unforgettably successful over the years. Sometimes, lure audiences into getting emotionally attached to their flicks of preference, or to a scene or even to an actor portraying a certain role, making audiences feel uncontrollably happy. When the theme of a movie is lighthearted and wholesome, making the movie goers sad and driving them to the extent of shedding their tears when the movie theme is tragic and when the theme revolves on someone’s death, demise, heartbreaks, misfortunes, plights, tragic ends, making audiences feel outraged, reel with the unspeakable rush, tension, terror, rage and awe.
When the movie is about action, horror, fantasy, Sci-fi thrillers, and epic history and the gripping ugly realities of both the real human and nonhuman life, making audiences both the young and the olds delight even on fantasy-oriented animated films.
Film genre is seen as an icing to a “cake” of every motion picture that anchors and grips like an adhesive substance to the movie audience’s emotions and points of view and sentiments and angsts in their very own personal lives. Defining what the category this movie falls into, the bases of the film that is initially categorised is what ‘Film Genre’ is, bringing in interest to the spectators and to keep track of which is the best preferred concept – thriller/horror, rom-com, sci-fi, Action Thriller etc.
History of Film Genre
Film genre dated from the early birth of cinema and continuously evolves itself through the tides of time, catering and meeting the diverse demands of the movie goers in general. The very core and aim and foundation of a movie genre is capturing the cinema-lover’s fancies, fantasies, and ever-changing tastes on motion pictures that they watches over the years. It clings, feeds, thrives and nourishes on the movie goer’s interests, embrace, reactions, criticisms, applauds and ovations to a certain cinema production.
Embodiments of Film Genre
Film genre embodies in itself the components that moviegoers love and expects in a motion picture. These elements serves as a building block to the films. It helps a motion picture spring and bloom even larger than life. These components, when applied perfectly may lead a certain film to mark in history and most of all in the hearts and minds of the movie-goers. The examples of these components are
- Sound Score
- Film set and location
- The cinematography
- Script and storylines
- The actors
- Attitude characterization
- Staffs and crews
These components are the dressing and condiments of a motion picture that enthralls and compels the viewers to gain interest and nimble imaginations responsive to the film show in front of their eyes. A good lighting, sound score, film set, location and atmosphere, cinematography, script narration and line deliveries and attitudes and characterization are the most important to set a mood and theme to make the spectators live inside the film while they sit in their comfortable theatre couches nibbling their fingers chewing nails instead of popcorn and soft drinks leaving behind a signature style in genre.