Constance February 15th, 2007
A pull quote from this a.m.’s NY Times, in an article reviewing offerings at the annual Berlin Film festival:
Â [ "My point is not that these movies are interchangeable, or that their similarities betray a lack of imagination on the part of their makers. A genre is not a formula but a paradigm, an endlessly variable model that can be adapted to different temperaments and circumstances. Directorial acumen, agile screenwriting and sensitive acting distinguish the run-of-the-mill from the genuinely interesting." ]
Granted, the writer is speaking of film and movies, but does this apply also to the genres we address here on DG — which includes movies as well as graphic novels / comix and print fiction?
If you want more context for the quote, the full article can be found here.