Genre refers to the 'type'/ 'class' of a film in the media industry.
The aim of genres is to categorise and organise a large set of films into a small number of groups; which is a helpful way to inform an audience what the film is about.
Relating it to Altman's theory we can say that:
- A micro approach of sub genres is semantic which is the way the film looks.
- A macro approach is called synaptic which is what the story of the film tells.
What is teen drama film?
It is a specific category of films that focuses mainly on teenagers.
Teen drama title sequence:
|Pie chart showing the list of genres and the percentage of|
people that prefer the specific genre.
Kidulthood list of credits:
Stealth films/ cipher films productions
in association with TMC films
Where the company that made this movie (Paramount) has a larger budget which means that they can afford to recruit more casting crews/actors. In comparison to Kidulthood where their budget is limited which makes their credits a lot shorter due to less people in production stage.