In a rather silly vein, I decided to come up with one-line blurbs to define the essence of each genre in film. So here goes:
Action: They kill people, I kill time.
Romance: They kiss, I blush.
Horror: They jump out, I get my safety blanket.
Drama: They emote, I try not to.
Sci-Fi: They fly, I can’t.
Fantasy: They believe in fairies, I don’t.
Animation: They stretch reality, I’m stuck in mine.
Mystery: They knot, I untangle.
Crime: They did it, I know it wasn’t me.
Comedy: They goof up, I laugh.
Documentary: They inform, I am appalled.
History: They portray, I skip a class (because I saw the movie).
Thriller: They pursue, I leave fingernail marks on my dashboard.
Musical: They sing, I crack my voice.
Film-Noir: They have a femme fatale, I see that she is muy mal.
Special mention goes to my friend, Sonia Schnee for being a bouncing board to think these up.