Types Of Movies And Their Types Within A Film Genre
A movie, also known as a movie script, short film, mini Movie, or multimedia movie is a creative work of visual arts used to simulate real experiences that convey messages, ideas, emotions, imagery, beauty, or mood through the usage of moving pictures. The term “movies” is an abbreviation for the term motion picture. In modern times, most references to movies are actually referring to computer generated ones rather than live action movies. Although there has been a gradual move away from the live action movie theater, many films are still produced using some form of video and/or movie production.
Motion pictures fall into two general categories: independent films and Hollywood films. Independent films are generally less expensive than Hollywood films. However, many feature-length motion pictures made by local artists and small Hollywood producers are eligible for federal grants and are available in video cassette tapes and later on in DVD format. There have been attempts by various groups to classify the different motion picture genres. But until a definitive category is developed, the major film genres in the United States include: independent films, mid-budget films, Hollywood blockbusters, action films, comedy films, music films and TV shows. Of the latter three, the most popular and widely produced are TV shows, which account for almost half of all motion pictures sold.
Motion picture industry professional and enthusiast Jerry Brucato was a lifelong fan of Hollywood. He would watch all the major movies ever made and was particularly fond of films no longer made by the major studios. At one time he had formed his own company that would produce all of the movies in this genre. After he left the company in 1969, he formed the Independent Film Centre, which is now known simply as IFC. The first of these movies to be presented in this brand was “All about Eve”, a science fiction film directed by George C. Scott. Other films from the IFC group were “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1958), “Gaslight” (1961) and “On the Waterfront” (1963).
Motion picture festivals have been held regularly across the United States since the 1930s. These festivals celebrate the achievements of the movies and the talent that go into making them. Some of the main categories under the motion-picture festival umbrella are drama, comedy, animation, family and romantic films. Most of the dramas and comedies receive widespread critical acclaim, while films with some strong romantic element receive little attention. IFC Films holds the largest number of Academy Awards for motion pictures in history.
Motion picture conventions or exhibitions are another important arena in which films from various genres are presented. The largest and most attended conventions are those in New York and Los Angeles. The New York Film Festival and the Academy Awards, currently held annually, are the most popular of these. Other major film industry events and conventions include the Montreal International Science Festival, San Diego Comic-Con, Aspen Science Festival, Las Vegas Science Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival. Considered the progenitor of modern international cinema, the Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival and the Boston Calling Film Festival are also celebrated worldwide. There are numerous small and large independent films that are considered contenders for prizes at these festivals.
Film critics and viewers around the world give utmost importance to the movie industry. It is estimated that movie attendance in the US exceeds the total number of tickets sold during the opening of any one movie during the year. The movie industry employs more people than any other sector of the US economy. As a result of this huge number of employees and the competition among movie producers, studios are forced to produce movies on a variety of themes and topics. In order to sell tickets and build up a profit, movies are made on the basis of a theme or sub-genre. From horror movies to comedy films, action movies to science fiction, there is no movie that is left out due to the classification.