Sam Kris

Guitar Improvisionist / Cinematic Interactor / Word Composer

Notes on Categorization

May 22, 2022

An interesting phenomenon is related to film genres and categorization.

If someone makes a film and gives the film a label “experimental”, the film is somewhere in the margin, and it will have only little audience. However, if someone labels exactly the same film as “drama”, the film is in the mainstream and it will be viewed and treated as a mainstream film. Labeled as “drama”, the same film, with the same experimental narration, could be a huge success and it could be praised as a masterpiece. On the contrary, “experimental” film stays in the margin. Forever. Well, at least for a very long time.

That’s the power of categorization. That’s the power of experimental narration.

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