What is GENRE

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What is GENRE

Genre is a French word meaning ‘kind’, or ‘sort’. Thus, it refers to various ways in which one or more ideas are conveyed across numerous forms of communication such as digital, artistic, digital, spoken, literary, or musical among others. Genres are known to be heavily inspired and influenced by prevailing cultures of various societies across the world. As cultures evolve and change, so do genres. The earliest use of genre as a form of classification can be traced back to ancient Greek Literature. In ancient Greece, genres were followed such that even actors in ancient Greek dramas were restricted to their particular genre with the belief that one actor could tell only one type of story best. Genre, in films, isn’t difficult to explain. Think of a particular genre as the personality of that respective movie. It Genres are meant to categorize movies and make it easier for the viewer to decide what they like and what they don’t. Genre in movies is made up of four essential elements, namely character, plot, story and setting. The difference between story and plot here is that the story is the situation the characters are in and the plot defines the manner in which the story is told.Moreover, genres can also be further divided into sub-genres. For example, comedy is a genre and black comedy or satire may be its sub-genres. Defining a film’s genre indirectly helps us define its characters better and set their path in the story. Movies very rarely stick to only one genre. Although one genre might be predominantly seen throughout the movie, two or more genres are often seen overlapping one another, too. While this is a brief explanation of what “Genre” means, there is much more to both genres and sub-genres. So, stay tuned to this space on more information about genres, sub-genres, and many more things revolving around the art of Filmmaking.