A movie, also known as a motion picture, drama, movie short, or video, is an artistic work of visual art intended to simulate everyday life through the employment of moving pictures. In movie making, a writer or director will often work from a script, which outlines the events and themes of the story. In the making of a movie, the director or writer of a movie will choose various movie elements, such as locations, actors, costumes, makeup, and props to create a visual storyboard or movie script. Movie directors and writers often spend many years perfecting their story before they are able to see it in final form. Once the movie is completed, movie audiences eagerly await the release of movies at the theaters.
There are many types of movie parodies, or movie fusions, that have become popular in modern society. These types of movies can be comedies, dramas, horror films, or even movies that combine two or more genres together. One type of movie that blends genres is comedy, which is defined by a story in which the characters are ridiculous or otherwise in an incredibly ridiculous situation. The premise of a movie comedy is that a character behaves in an exaggerated way that is comic, comical, and shows a lack of thought process or mental ability. Most famous examples of movie comedies include The Breakfast Club, Saturday Night Live, Family Guy, Toy Story, The Hangover, and The Princess and the Frog. A common genre for comedies is slapstick comedy, which is a type of funny movie where the characters are shown doing actions that are completely absurd and sometimes offensive to other people.
Another widely used genre in modern theater is the classic romance/action movie. Romance movies, also known as period pieces, are set in time periods prior to popular culture, and are often set in places like France, Italy, or Greece. Popular romance sub-genres in this genre are romance fictions, fantasy thrillers, and coming of age stories. Classic romance films include Love Actually, Invictus, and The Social Network.
A cliche is a common phrase or example of a saying, idea, or situation that has become an everyday part of popular culture or a film. This definition can be expanded to include a proverb, sentence, or song. Film genres that contain cliches include comedies, drama, horror, action, fairy tales, and comedy. Examples of cliches in movies include: the cowboy proverb, the ironman proverb, and the robot proverb.
A theme is a basic structure or pattern, which allows a movie to develop from point A to point B by using a number of smaller themes that build up to a main theme over the course of the film. A theme can be a sub-genre of another theme, such as a western motif or a romance theme. There are also theme-based television shows like Seinfeld and Friends. A theme can also be a single word or phrase, like “brick and mortar”, “horror” or “seinfeld.” A theme, if used correctly, can make a movie more interesting and memorable.
Projected Themes are measured with percentages reflectivity. Projected percentage reflectivity is the ratio of percentage of people who see a movie in the movie theater to the total number of people who watch the movie in the movie theater. Movie theater ratings, such as Movie Review aggregate sites, use a reflective formula to measure movie theaters. Most major theaters have their own individual rating system based on the audience share they see in a given weekend. Some theaters, such as the Hollywood Pantages, use a multiple-viewing policy, where a movie is shown to more than the usual number of people who watch the movie at one time.