Films by genre: 775 categories, styles, trends, and movements defined, with a filmography for each

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McFarland & Co., 1993 - Performing Arts - 495 pages
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Since the early days of cinema, there has been an insatiable demand for new product. As the number of movies increased, many began to resemble each other and fall into certain types of genres. Critics, filmmakers, and audiences have classified films into groupings for critical appraisal, easy identification of the subject, or a quick clue to the film's nature. From abstract through erotic, from new Chinese cinema or zombie films, 775 genres are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry includes a brief description of the category, the subgenres or related types of films, and a list of movies that best exemplify the genre, showing original title or titles, nationality (73 countries are represented), year of production, additional titles (working title, re-release title, translation, etc.) and director or filmmaker.

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Film historian Lopez provides definitions ranging from 25 to 300 words and select film lists for numerous popular genres (e.g., "zombie movies'' and "preteen films'') normally absent from standard ... Read full review


Direct Cinema Living Cinema Oriented Film Narcotics
Abstract Film Concrete Film edy Zany Comedy
Arbeiterfilm Proletarian Film Blockbuster Superspectacular

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Daniel Lopez is a senior software engineer with Covalent Technologies, the leading provider of solutions for Apache. Lopez is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, he speaks regularly at open source and Apache conferences, and he is the author of the Comanche configuration tool for Apache--which gives him a daily exposure to the problems new users face taking their first steps with Apache.

He enjoys teaching and writing and has published popular how-tos on Apache and Linux networking that have been translated into seven languages and included in several books.

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