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Studying Pan's Labyrinth$
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Tanya Jones

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733308

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733308.001.0001

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Studying Pan's Labyrinth
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Tanya Jones

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733308.003.0003

This chapter discusses genre as a categorization of films that have standard conventions. It explains how Genres of film can go in and out of fashion or become reignited because of the success of one particular film at the box office. It also talks about the financial motivation behind genres that dominate a particular period of cinema scheduling, such as the dominance of superhero films like The Batman and Spider-Man franchises. The chapter mentions Guillermo Del Toro's interest in the fantasy and horror genres and his three favourite actors: Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and Peter Cushing, who are recognized for their horror film credentials. It describes Pan's Labyrinth as a film in which visual elements are designed specifically to engage, shock, and provoke.

Keywords:   Pan's Labyrinth, film categorization, film genre, Guillermo Del Toro, fantasy genre, horror genre, visual elements

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