3.- Tema


  •  Genres

 


Action
Films
Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases, possibly with rescues, battles, fights, escapes, destructive crises (floods, explosions, natural disasters, fires, etc.), non-stop motion, spectacular rhythm and pacing, and adventurous, often two-dimensional ‘good-guy’ heroes (or recently, heroines) battling ‘bad guys’ – all designed for pure audience escapism. Includes the James Bond ‘fantasy’ spy/espionage series, martial arts films, and so-called ‘blaxploitation’ films. A major sub-genre is the disaster film. See also Greatest Disaster and Crowd Film Scenes and Greatest Classic Chase Scenes in Films.
Adventure Films Adventure films are usually exciting stories, with new experiences or exotic locales, very similar to or often paired with the action film genre. They can include traditional swashbucklers, serialized films, and historical spectacles (similar to the epics film genre), searches or expeditions for lost continents, “jungle” and “desert” epics, treasure hunts, disaster films, or searches for the unknown.

Comedy Films
Comedies are light-hearted plots consistently and deliberately designed to amuse and provoke laughter (with one-liners, jokes, etc.) by exaggerating the situation, the language, action, relationships and characters. This section describes various forms of comedy through cinematic history, including slapstick, screwball, spoofs and parodies, romantic comedies, black comedy (dark satirical comedy), and more. See this site’s Funniest Film Moments and Scenes collection – illustrated, and also Premiere Magazine’s 50 Greatest Comedies of All Time.

Crime & Gangster Films
Crime (gangster) films are developed around the sinister actions of criminals or mobsters, particularly bankrobbers, underworld figures, or ruthless hoodlums who operate outside the law, stealing and murdering their way through life. Criminal and gangster films are often categorized as film noir or detective-mystery films – because of underlying similarities between these cinematic forms. This category includes a description of various ‘serial killer’ films.

Drama Films
Dramas are serious, plot-driven presentations, portraying realistic characters, settings, life situations, and stories involving intense character development and interaction. Usually, they are not focused on special-effects, comedy, or action, Dramatic films are probably the largest film genre, with many subsets. See also the melodramas, epics (historical dramas), or romantic genres. Dramatic biographical films (or “biopics”) are a major sub-genre, as are ‘adult’ films (with mature subject content).

Epics/Historical Films
Epics include costume dramas, historical dramas, war films, medieval romps, or ‘period pictures’ that often cover a large expanse of time set against a vast, panoramic backdrop. Epics often share elements of the elaborate adventure films genre. Epics take an historical or imagined event, mythic, legendary, or heroic figure, and add an extravagant setting and lavish costumes, accompanied by grandeur and spectacle, dramatic scope, high production values, and a sweeping musical score. Epics are often a more spectacular, lavish version of a biopic film. Some ‘sword and sandal’ films (Biblical epics or films occuring during antiquity) qualify as a sub-genre.

Horror Films
Horror films are designed to frighten 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 feature a wide range of styles, from the earliest silent Nosferatu classic, to today’s CGI monsters and deranged humans. They are often combined with science fiction when the menace or monster is related to a corruption of technology, or when Earth is threatened by aliens. The fantasy and supernatural film genres are not usually synonymous with the horror genre. There are many sub-genres of horror: slasher, teen terror, serial killers, satanic, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc. See this site’s Scariest Film Moments and Scenes collection – illustrated.

Musicals (Dance) Films
Musical/dance films are cinematic forms that emphasize full-scale scores or song and dance routines in a significant way (usually with a musical or dance performance integrated as part of the film narrative), or they are films that are centered on combinations of music, dance, song or choreography. Major subgenres include the musical comedy or the concert film. See this site’s Greatest Musical Song/Dance Movie Moments and Scenes collection – illustrated.

Science Fiction Films
Sci-fi films are often quasi-scientific, visionary and imaginative – complete with heroes, aliens, distant planets, impossible quests, improbable settings, fantastic places, great dark and shadowy villains, futuristic technology, unknown and unknowable forces, and extraordinary monsters (‘things or creatures from space’), either created by mad scientists or by nuclear havoc. They are sometimes an offshoot of fantasy films, or they share some similarities with action/adventure films. Science fiction often expresses the potential of technology to destroy humankind and easily overlaps with horror films, particularly when technology or alien life forms become malevolent, as in the “Atomic Age” of sci-fi films in the 1950s.

War (Anti-War) Films
War films acknowledge the horror and heartbreak of war, letting the actual combat fighting (against nations or humankind) on land, sea, or in the air provide the primary plot or background for the action of the film. War films are often paired with other genres, such as action, adventure, drama, romance, comedy (black), suspense, and even epics and westerns, and they often take a denunciatory approach toward warfare. They may include POW tales, stories of military operations, and training. See this site’s Greatest War Movies (in five parts).

Westerns
Westerns are the major defining genre of the American film industry – a eulogy to the early days of the expansive American frontier. They are one of the oldest, most enduring genres with very recognizable plots, elements, and characters (six-guns, horses, dusty towns and trails, cowboys, Indians, etc.). Over time, westerns have been re-defined, re-invented and expanded, dismissed, re-discovered, and spoofed.
 

Action Films

Adventure Films

 

Comedy Films

Crime/Gangster Films

 

Drama Film

Epic/Historical Films

 

Horror Films

 

Musical Films

Sci-Fi Films

War/Anti-War Films

Western Films

 

Animation Films

  • Films

 

Film encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. Films (also referred to as movies or motion pictures) are produced by recording images from the world with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects

Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. Film is considered to be an important art form, a source of popular entertainment and a powerful method for educating — or indoctrinating — citizens. The visual elements of cinema give motion pictures a universal power of communication. Some films have become popular worldwide attractions by using dubbing or subtitles that translate the dialogue. 

Films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. When these images are shown rapidly in succession, a viewer has the illusion that motion is occurring. The viewer cannot see the flickering between frames due to an effect known as persistence of vision, whereby the eye retains a visual image for a fraction of a second after the source has been removed. Viewers perceive motion due to a psychological effect called beta movement

The origin of the name “film” comes from the fact that photographic film (also called film stock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist for an individual motion picture, including picture, picture show, moving picture, photo-play and flick. A common name for film in the United States is movie, while in Europe the term cinema is preferred. Additional terms for the field in general include the big screen, the silver screen, the cinema and the movies. 

  • Diferences beween Films and another entertainments ^^

Movies are designed entertain and enjoyed.
The entire purpose behind making a movie is to get you (the consumer) to watch the movie. Thats it. Movies main goal is to entertain you and make you enjoy what you are watching.
 

  1.  Films – TV

 

The basic differences between cinema and television are the content, the viewing conditions, the ability to attract and hold the limited span of attention of the viewer, the ability to shape the message to the medium, the longer duration that people spend in front of a television set (as most people do own one) vis-à-vis that spent in a cinema hall, the depiction of familiar images that people can easily relate to, the big screen ‘clones’ of the standard small screen fare and, of course, last but not the least the advent of satellite television. Television undoubtedly scores higher the cinema in every way. 

“It’s just entertainment” or “I don’t want to have to think, I just want to watch something and enjoy it,” and countless others coming from people who claim they are unashamed to watch shows/movies they know aren’t “quality drama”. This is usually the case with most television and a fair amount of commercial films. 

  1. Films – Books

 

Usually people think the book is better than the movie (although people who’ve read the book may be a special subcategory of moviegoer whose opinion is not entirely trustworthy for those who don’t like to read fiction books that much). So it’s interesting when the movie actually is better.    

 

Entretenimiento/Películas/Géneros

  

  • Entertainment   Entertainments

An entertainment is any activity which provides a diversion or permits people to amuse themselves in their free time. 

There are many forms to entertainment, which cater for partucular tastes, for example the films. 

There are many activities which people find entertainment, though the activities which one person may find entertaining may not be so to another person. The types of things which some people find entertaining would include the following. 

Types of entertainment

 

  Exhibition entertainment:                                                  

Amusement parks – Art exhibits – FairsMuseums – Theme parks – Trade shows – Wax museums  

Live entertainment:                                                            Concierto Metallica Foro Sol =) 

Busking:  Circus , Comedy , Comedy clubbing , ConcertscookingDanceDramaFireworks  

Musical theatre: Nightclubbing – Discotheques – Dancing – OperasParadesPerformance artPlaysMagic, Striptease, Lap dancesStrip clubbing 

Sports eventsSpectator sports                                                                                                                 

Theatre : Variety showVaudeville 

Mass media entertainment: 

FilmsMagazinesMusic, RecordingsNew mediaNovelsRadio, Radio programs – Television, Television programsVideo games                                                                                                                                

 

For us, the entertainment is a way to have fun without getting bored, and do something you like without becomin an habit. =)