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dramedy

May 15, 2012

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A dramedy combines the features of both comedy and drama. Some examples according to tvtropes.org: Elizabethtown Glee M*A*S*H* The Truman Show The Wonder Years

biopic

February 23, 2012

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Short for biographical motion picture. A film presenting the biography of a person, usually a famous one.

travel documentary

February 10, 2012

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Documentary presenting travel attractions, describing travels etc. in a non-advertising way. Related: travelogue

reality film

February 10, 2012

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A genre developed from reality TV. Not to be confused with documentary. In reality film predefined events are staged with non-pro actors and filmed with simple equipment. Therefore it is a low-budget genre. Examples: Jackass The Movie, The Real Cancun, Bikini Beach Precursor: Chelsea Girls (1966, dir. Andy Warhol) more about this one on Wikipedia […]

public-access TV

February 10, 2012

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Non-commercial mass media based on TV content created by ordinary people and cablecast through cable TV specialty channels. (USA)

newsreel

February 10, 2012

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Short documentary form popular in the first half of the 20th century. Released as part of cinematic shows was a source of news and entertainment until TV took its place. Nowadays newsreel materials exist as important historical evidence and a huge source of valuable archival footage.

expository documentary

February 10, 2012

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A documentary based on verbal commentary and argumentation.