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Genre 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.

The 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.


Unkown: The Rules of Scriptwriting

An Introduction to Genre Theory.

Movieprop.com's Movie Review Pages (by genre). [www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/


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