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Action / Adventure

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different...or rather something old and different!

Get away from reality without the side-effects! Try an Action / Adventure film.

Action films are closely associated with the Adventure film genre. The main hero character is usually up against fantastic odds which include life-threatening situations provided by the "bad guys". Spectacular scenes of fist fights, high-speed car chases and explosions are peppered throughout minimizing dialog, but maximizing the use of stuntmen to make it look semi-believable.

Biography

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different...or rather something old and different!

Whether it's an accurate Hollywood Bio Pic or a cinematic stretch, Biography films will always teach you something new about the standout personality at hand.

Comedy

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different...or rather something old and different!

Peek into the uplifting world of Comedy films.

Experts say that laughter immediately changes your brain chemistry for the better! Whether you're a sophisticated humanoid from the 21st century or a "salt-of-the-earth" type, an unexpected bit of slapstick humor may bring out a shriek of delight.

Comedy films have many subdivisions. Along with Slapstick, there is the Situation Comedy poking fun at everyday life. Satire and Parody exaggerate human behavior and experience to a comic extreme.

Cult

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different... or rather something old and different!

Are you drawn to the absurd? Millions of viewers have been for centuries enjoying Cult films.

The Cult film no matter how fantastic or outrageous, has had its niche followers for as long as movies became big business. Everyone has their favorites.

Film Noir / Crime

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different...or rather something old and different!

How about checking out the dangerous world of Film Noir.

The term "Film Noir" is translated from the French language to literally mean "dark film". A more modern cinematic label to describe a select genre of 40s & 50s crime dramas, mysteries and melodramas. Mainly shot in black & white, these films were of a more cynical and sexual nature than others of the time. The camera work was heavily influenced by German Expressionist cinematography while an inventive young group of directors had free reign. The use of shadows and off-beat camera angles proved to be quite effective for letting your imagination take you away.

Some classic rarities of Film Noir featured many fine actors such as Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, Dan Duryea, Beverly Michaels, Howard Duff, George Raft, Broderick Crawford & Ida Lupino (to name just a few).

Horror / Sci-Fi

Juvenile Delinquent

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different...or rather something old and different!

Young punks on dope, prison breakouts and youth led astray are waiting for you.

Sad but true, these films are part fiction-part fact. The streetwise teenage gang will certainly lead you to that BeBop Jazz music and first generation Rock and Roll. Your children are beyond your command!

Melodrama

Music

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different...or rather something old and different!

Music is magical. No two songs are identical. Which brings you into a sort of fantasy world. Characters throw themselves into song, breaking up dialog or conversation leading to or from a love scene. Can we have more of that in real life... Please!?

Suspense / Thriller / Mystery

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different... or rather something old and different!

Detectives, private-eyes, secret agents, etc., are piecing together clues to track down that criminal. Plot twists to throw you off-track cause suspenseful situations. Thrills ensue when our hero is in mysterious danger and nail biting scenes.

Teen

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different...or rather something old and different!

The Teen film genre really exploded in popularity post World War II. Teen angst, first love, hot rods, drive-ins, beach parties and of course Rock and Roll were the pillars of these 40s, 50s and 60s films. The advent of Television brought on the more outrageous Teen Horror / Comedy films.

Westerns

You turn on your television. You eventually notice you don't want to watch anything that's on. You need to see something new and different... or rather something old and different!

The Western has been recognized as the most popular Hollywood film genre up to the 1960s.

Western is a type of film that tells stories of the American Old West, often focusing on the roaming cowboy or gunfighter (with his trusting horse). Western films are filled with fighting against Native Americans, the call of the wild and the bad outlaws usually with a shootout or gun duel. The Western film translated quite successfully into the Television medium during the 1950s and 1960s.


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