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... Uses of Film Genre The categorization of artistic works based on genre has long been utilized in literature, drama, painting and sculpture. Withthe creation of the motion picture industry in the twentieth century, the categories of film genre were developed. Many of the genres of film overlapped with the dramatic and literary genres, including horror, gothic, mystery and western. But as B.K. Grant notes in his Film Genre Reader, the Hollywood studios were able to utilize different genres to generate revenue for themselves by creating a dependable audience. “Genre movies are those commercial feature films which, through repetition and variation, tell familiar stories with familiar characters in...