FILM GENRES :
- Outline of film
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to film:
- Film Story "is an interactive site where you can search for theatrical films by geographical location, history or science subject, historical era, and film type."
ANIMATED CARTOONS :
- Comedy "is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to entertain the audience through amusement, and most often work by exaggerating characteristics of real life for humorous effect."
- Monty Python
Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy
"Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years, the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan.
Let’s see how he does it. (Note: to see the names of the films, press the CC button!)"
HORROR MOVIES :
They "are unsettling films designed to frighten and panic, cause
dread and alarm, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying,
shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time
in a cathartic experience. Horror films effectively center on the dark
side of life, the forbidden, and strange and alarming events. They deal
with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares, our vulnerability,
our alienation, our revulsions, our terror of the unknown, our fear
of death and dismemberment, loss of identity, or fear of sexuality..."
- The Top 25 Horror Movies of all Time
"From silent vampires to animated murders, from sharks that won't die to a love story set amid a zombie takeover,
more than a century's worth of big-screen scares."
- 90 Years of Vampires on the Screen - a slideshow
"In Daybreakers, Hollywood reimagines the world of the infamous nocturnal bloodsuckers.
Here's a look back at some of the industry's ghoulish hits and misses."
ROCK FILMS :
THRILLER and SUSPENSE FILMS :
and SUSPENSE FILMS
They "are types of films known to promote intense excitement, suspense,
a high level of anticipation, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty,
anxiety, and nerve-wracking tension...
Thrillers are often hybrids - there are suspense-thrillers,
action- or adventure- thrillers, sci-fi thrillers (such as
Alien (1979)), crime-caper thrillers (such as The French
Connection (1971)), western-thrillers (such as High
Noon (1952)), film-noir thrillers (such as Double Indemnity
(1944)), even romantic comedy-thrillers (such as Safety
TRIAL MOVIES :