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Who can deny the necessity and the utility of such arrangements? But what should we say if some one began seriously to seek out the literary laws . . of shelf A or shelf B, that is to say, of those altogether arbitrary groupings whose sole object was their practical utility? Benedetto Croce, Aesthetic According to popular usage, film genres are ways of grouping movies by style and story; a ``genre film'' is one that can be easily categorized with reference to a culturally familiar rubric. Genres offer prospective consumers a way to choose between films and help indicate the kind of audience for whom a particular movie was made.
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