Welcome to Genre Guru

Nearly all improv groups play games which involve movie Genres. Some even go as far as to base whole longforms on them. Most leave the genre you they will play up to the audience which requires a broad knowledge of the popular (and ideally the obscure) genres out there.

Genre Guru is the only internet resource catering for improvisers who want to improve their knowledge of movie, TV, radio, theater and book genres. And it's not just for improvisers: actors, directors, producers, writers, gaffers, movie fans, film students, best boys, doctors and pets can all benefit from an analysis of genres.

Genres can be difficult to define and it is sometimes hard to say what makes a film belong in one genre. Here you'll find the key points that go to make up each genre, plus specific information on how you as a performer can play better scenes in genres.

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Click here to browse the list of genres described on this site.

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