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Research Guides

Film Genres

A collection of research guides for various film genres

Film Genres

Film genres are "the ways in which the film industry, critics, academics, and audiences classify film, forming structures that shape the production and marketing of particular films and manage the expectations of both critics and audiences towards them."

"Film Genre". A Dictionary of Media and Communication, Oxford Reference. 2011-01-01. Date Accessed 20 Feb. 2017 <http://www.oxfordreference.com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095818364>. 

The film genres in this guide include: