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MH FEATURED POLL #46: What is/are your favourite genre(s) in film?

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  1. 1. What is/are your favourite genre(s) in film?



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Horror- and action-(martial arts to be more specific)films, easily.

 

Not sure why animation is included though. It's not exactly a genre, it's an artform/medium/technique used to make a film that will belong to a proper genre.

 

Akira is a science fiction film.

Frankenweenie is a horror film.

Porco Rosso is an adventure film.

From Up on Poppy Hill is a drama film.

 

And so on. They're all animated, but that's not their genre.

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Too many, haha.

My favorites are documentaries, sci-fi, adventure, and action, but I'm a huge sucker for rom-coms (which I usu. watch in television format.)

I also oddly enjoy war movies, particularly WWII ones. I enjoyed Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor, Letters from Iwo Jima, etc. (Second to that is stuff based in the Vietnam War)

Martial Arts movies are great (I love Ip Man *_*).

 

Oh and let's not forget the best movie ever....

 

Mean Girls :P

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On 5/22/2016 at 9:46 PM, Bear said:

Horror- and action-(martial arts to be more specific)films, easily.

 

Not sure why animation is included though. It's not exactly a genre, it's an artform/medium/technique used to make a film that will belong to a proper genre.

 

Akira is a science fiction film.

Frankenweenie is a horror film.

Porco Rosso is an adventure film.

From Up on Poppy Hill is a drama film.

 

And so on. They're all animated, but that's not their genre.

 

I agree it should mainly be used as a style, but I personally use it as a genre too, and I see official sources like Amazon, IMBD and wiki/google use it as a category. I've always viewed it that way. And in case of finding categories such as War and Historical, which I had never really thought of as such, I didn't think it'd hurt to include Animation. Guess you could call it a preference. I'd call Porco Rosso that you've listed as an "animated adventure film" for example.

 

As for my answers, I like things mostly family/children aimed for my movies. Comedy mostly, and fantasy sometimes are my preferred options. Musicals are a guilty pleasure.

 

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11 hours ago, beni said:

 

I agree it should mainly be used as a style, but I personally use it as a genre too, and I see official sources like Amazon, IMBD and wiki/google use it as a category. I've always viewed it that way. And in case of finding categories such as War and Historical, which I had never really thought of as such, I didn't think it'd hurt to include Animation. Guess you could call it a preference. I'd call Porco Rosso that you've listed as an "animated adventure film" for example.

 

As for my answers, I like things mostly family/children aimed for my movies. Comedy mostly, and fantasy sometimes are my preferred options. Musicals are a guilty pleasure.

 

 

 

I understand what you mean, but I don't agree. Animation is, as I've already stated, a medium and it can cover every single genre in the world of cinema, from action and crime tocomedy, horror and porn. The term animation isn't used to describe the genre of the film, but the artform and it's an easy way to seperate live-action flicks and animation.

 

And you'd be right in calling Porco Rosso an animated adventure film, but it's only the "adventure" part that tells anything about the genre. Animated is only used to seperate it from liveaction films, or just to tell you to some degree the techniques used in making this film.

 

 

As for war, it's a genre for sure, and a genre that is all about giving you a feeling of war.

 

Historical film could also be seen as a genre I guess, but it's not a well-defined genre at all as it can cover a lot of genres. But a historical film could be anything from a drama and an action flick, like e.g wuxia. So it's a very vague genre in many ways, and more often than not I see people either combine it with another genre (historical drama, historical war film) or just use a subgenre, Jidaigeki, costume drama, period drama and so on.

 

But I guess we can just call this nitpicking. Never mind me and go on, guys.

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I went with action, thriller, and comedy. My favourite films would probably combine all 3 of those. 

I like martial arts, explosions, car chases, spy shit, etc. Comic relief in between the action is greatly appreciated. 

... movies like Rush Hour, Bad Boys, and Deadpool are coming to mind.

 

I cannot watch horror movies. I'm a little surprised it's in the lead.

I'm not really scared of ghosts IRL, but if I watch a ghost movie (or whatever media) I will be creeped out by mirrors and dark places for daaaays.

Here's an anecdote.. one night I was sitting in a Japanese hotel room by myself, and this variety show came on TV talking about (and showing!) demons/ghosts caught on film. Spent the next few days nervous about looking in the mirror. T_T

 

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16 hours ago, peffy said:

I cannot watch horror movies. I'm a little surprised it's in the lead.

I'm not really scared of ghosts IRL, but if I watch a ghost movie (or whatever media) I will be creeped out by mirrors and dark places for daaaays.

Here's an anecdote.. one night I was sitting in a Japanese hotel room by myself, and this variety show came on TV talking about (and showing!) demons/ghosts caught on film. Spent the next few days nervous about looking in the mirror. T_T

 

 

But horror can be a lot more than just ghosts and scary shit, though. Not all horror films try to be disgusting, scary or anything like that. Warm Bodies is a romantic horror comedy that's sweet and heartwarming, Frankenweenie is an animated horror comedy that's just really sweet and fun, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is a horror comedy that is all about crazyness and fun, giallos (the genre) that is murder-mysteries, very closely up to thrillers and so on. Horror is just not all about scares and gore. Not at all. You have everything from romantic horror films to action-horror to mystery-horror to body-horror, torture porn, psychological horror and on and on and on, and it's a lot of different approaches to the genre.

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^ Yeah, I get what you're saying. I was thinking specifically of stuff like The Exorcist, The Ring, Blair Witch Project, Poltergeist, etc etc. Stuff that was designed with the intent to disturb and scare the shit out of viewers. You would have to pay me a lot of money to watch those.

I can deal with horror-comedy, but I wouldn't classify those as "horror". I even used to watch stuff like X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which certainly had horror elements but were never super scary.

 

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Yeah, I understand. Thos type of films ain't for anyone, but my point was merly that horror is a very varied genre and can be a lot of different things. It's probably the most varied genre we have as far as film goes and that might have a lot to do with the popularity of the genre.

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