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Dramedy

Cinema; Film types

A portmanteau of the words drama and comedy is a type of film or television show with the structure of a comedy but with dramatic or serious elements, most of all in the ending. An example of dramedy ...

Mockumentary

Cinema; Film types

A portmanteau of the words mock and documentary is a type of film or television show in which fictional events are presented in documentary format. Examples are Zelig, Blair Witch Project, or Borat.

mockbuster

Cinema; Film types

Also known as a knockbuster or drafting opportunity.It refers to a film based on a hit blockbuster but made at a fraction of the cost, and which normally tries to piggyback the promotional campaigns ...

The Hobbit

Cinema; Film types

The Hobbit is an upcoming fantasy-adventure film trilogy based on J. R. R. Tolkien's novel of the same name. The three films are subtitled; An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug ...

parody

Cinema; Film types

A comedy that imitates or makes fun of an existing work(s) in an absurd, non-sensical way, and exaggerates its characteristics.

silent film

Cinema; Film types

A film that has no synchronized soundtrack and no spoken dialogue. It was a form predominate in film until the late 1920's when practical synchronized soundtrack technology was developed and its use ...

trilogy

Cinema; Film types

A series of three movies that are closely connected by plot. Often, a storyline from the first film of a trilogy is altered, twisted or modified by the second or third part of the series.

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