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Film styles

A film style is a recognizable group of conventions used by filmmakers to add visual appeal, meaning, or depth to their work. It can encompass every aspect of film; dialogue, cinematography, attitude (i.e., seriousness or lack thereof).

Film style is distinct from film genre, which defines what a film is about -- Western films are about the American West, love stories are about love, and so on. Although some styles are strongly associated with certain genres, a style can be applied to any genre -- Barbarella[?] is a surrealistic science fiction film, for example.

Obviously each filmmaker develops their own film style, but certain styles that transcend individuals include:



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