refers to the type of film, such as western, musical, horror
film, war film, love story, melodrama, science fiction, crime
film or action film. The term "genre" is used by
both the production and film research.
scriptwriter can utilize genres when writing a story
and its characters.
With the context created by the genre the narration becomes
economical and the writer doesn't have to explain everything
that the viewers "already know". For example, when
watching a crime film the viewer can interpret "the good
cop and the bad cop" to be an interrogation technique
and not attribute it to the characters' temperaments.
Rules of Scriptwriting
Introduction to Genre Theory.
Movie Review Pages (by genre). [www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/