Film Genres

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Handbook of American Film Genres
Wes D. Gehring.
Greenwood Press, 1988
Genre and Hollywood
Steve Neale.
Routledge, 2000
Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings
Leo Eubank; Marshall Cohen.
Oxford University Press, 2004 (6th edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VI "Film Genres"
The Oxford History of World Cinema
Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Genre Cinema" begins on p. 276
Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts
Susan Hayward.
Routledge, 2000 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: "Genre/Sub-Genre" begins on p. 165
Overhearing Film Dialogue
Sarah Kozloff.
University of California Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Part II "Dialogue and Genre"
Film Remakes
Constantine Verevis.
Edinburgh University Press, 2006
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Genres"
American Film Cycles: The Silent Era
Larry Langman.
Greenwood Press, 1998
Parody as Film Genre: Never Give a Saga An Even Break
Wes D. Gehring.
Greenwood Press, 1999
A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film
Richard Barrios.
Oxford University Press, 1995
Horror Films: Current Research on Audience Preferences and Reactions
James B. Weaver III; Ron Tamborini.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Evolution of the Horror Genre"
Crime Films
Thomas Leitch.
Cambridge University Press, 2002
A History of Narrative Film
David A. Cook.
W.W. Norton, 1996 (3rd edition)
Librarian’s tip: "New Genres and Old" begins on p. 274
Machine-Age Comedy
Michael North.
Oxford University Press, 2009
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