Re: Horror Genre

LeeAnne Krause (LLKRAUSE@gwm.sc.edu)
Thu, 24 May 2001 06:08:03 -0700 (PDT)

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Daniel,
My tendancy, right or wrong, is to classify more or less by a process of =
elimination: =20
First I determine if the film can be classified under musical, western, =
sci fi, animated/family, feature documentary or silent--these are usually =
pretty clear cut.
Then I say, can it fit under crime, action, or horror categories? =
Although video stores don't often have a "crime" section, it is useful for =
housing such titles as "The Usual Suspects" and "Marnie", which don't =
really fit very well in action, horror or drama.
Then all remaining titles generally get divvied up between comedy, =
literature and drama.

Hope this helps,

LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html

>>> DBarden@exchange.acld.lib.fl.us 05/23/01 03:19PM >>>
Hello-

I know this issue was just discussed in the past week or so, but I was
unsuccessful in searching the archives (my fault I am sure) for the
information.

My library has decided to add a genre section for Horror videos. How do
other libraries define the Horror genre? Is it just the slash-em-up films
or should it include scary psychological dramas. For cross-overs, such as
Event Horizon (SciFi Horror), how do you decide where to place the title?
Should we use our print Horror genre section as a guide?

Any ideas or glimpses at how other public libraries are dealing with this
would be greatly appreciated. Again, I apologize for this duplicate =
request.

Daniel

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Daniel F. Barden =20
Librarian I
Alachua County Library District - Headquarters
401 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-3934 FAX (352) 334-3904
e-mail: dbarden@exchange.acld.lib.fl.us
Web Site: http://www.acld.lib.fl.us
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Daniel,
My tendancy, right or wrong, is to classify more or = less by a=20 process of elimination: 
First I determine if the film can be classified = under=20 musical, western, sci fi, animated/family, feature documentary or=20 silent--these are usually pretty clear cut.
Then I say, can it fit under crime, action, or = horror=20 categories?  Although video stores don't often have a "crime" = section, it=20 is useful for housing such titles as "The Usual Suspects" and "Marnie", = which=20 don't really fit very well in action, horror or drama.
Then all remaining titles generally get divvied up = between=20 comedy, literature and drama.
 
Hope this helps,
 
 
LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film=20 Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html
 


>>> DBarden@exchange.acld.lib.fl.us 05/23/01 = 03:19PM=20 >>>
Hello-

I know this issue was just discussed in the = past=20 week or so, but I was
unsuccessful in searching the archives (my fault = I am=20 sure) for the
information.

My library has decided to add a = genre=20 section for Horror videos.  How do
other libraries define the = Horror=20 genre?  Is it just the slash-em-up films
or should it include = scary=20 psychological dramas.  For cross-overs, such as
Event Horizon = (SciFi=20 Horror), how do you decide where to place the title?
Should we use our = print=20 Horror genre section as a guide?

Any ideas or glimpses at how = other=20 public libraries are dealing with this
would be greatly appreciated. = Again, I=20 apologize for this duplicate=20 request.

Daniel

_____________________________________________= ______
Daniel=20 F.=20 Barden           &nb= sp;         =20
Librarian I
Alachua County Library District - Headquarters
401 = East=20 University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-3934 FAX (352)=20 334-3904
e-mail: dbarden@exchange.acld.lib.fl.us
Web Site: http://www.acld.lib.fl.us
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