originally a French word meaning "kind", "sort" or "type"; refers to a class or type of film (i.e., westerns, sci-fi, etc.) that shares common, predictable or distinctive artistic and thematic elements or iconography (e.g., bad guys in Westerns wear black hats), narrative content, plot, and subject matter, mood and milieu (or setting) or characters. Film genres are distinct from film styles (a recognizable group of conventions used by filmmakers to add visual appeal, meaning, or depth to their work) that can be applied to any genre; also see hybrid; anti-genre films present an apparent genre stereotype and then subvert or challenge it - see revisionistic films
  Note: See write-up of descriptions of all types of genre films (action, adventure, gangster, sci-fi, westerns, horror, thriller, musicals, comedy, etc.). Pictured is an example of a musical, Singin' in the Rain (1952).
  Revisionistic genre films: (e.g., Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), and The Long Goodbye (1973); Costner's Dances With Wolves (1990))

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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