Handbook of American Film Genres


"More genres, 19 in fact, are discussed than in other standard works. The 14 genres considered here by film scholar contributors other than Gehring include the adventure film, the western, the gangster film, film noir, the WW II combat film, the horror film, science fiction, fantasy, the musical, melodrama, the social problem film, the biographical film, and the art film. The discussion of fine comedy genres by Gehring himself is far more extensive than in other genre studies, embracing screwball comedy, populist comedy, parody, black humor, and clown comedy. . . . Recommended for both undergraduate and graduate collections." Choice

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Thomas Sobchack
  • Thomas Schatz
  • John Raeburn
  • Jack Nachbar
  • Kathryn Kane
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988


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