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Use all A* codes for: specialist and general adult titles, including both highly illustrated and more text-based works. For a hobby or recreational approach, prefer a WF* code as the main subject and supplement with A* code(s) where appropriate. Use all A* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers as appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, plus PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
Use all AT* codes with: STYLE 6*, PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate
|ATM||Film, television, radio and performing arts genres
Use for: the performing arts aspects of these genres only. Use with: other AT* codes to indicate that a work is about a particular genre of film, tv show, stage production etc.
Prefer: F* codes for fictionalised works in particular genres, including tie-ins.
See also: ATJS Television: styles and genres, ATFN Film: styles and genres
|ATMB||Film, television, radio genres: Action, adventure, crime and thrillers
Class here: works about martial arts, disaster, mysteries, suspense, gangster, heist, spy, espionage, westerns, action-based war films, shows, programmes or series
|ATMC||Film, television, radio genres: Comedy and humour
Use for: works about humour-based films, shows, programmes or series
|ATMF||Film, television, radio genres: Drama
Use for: works about films, shows, programmes or series
|ATMH||Film, television, radio genres: Historical
Class here: period drama, peplums, historical biographies, historical epic films, samurai cinema etc. Use for: works on films, shows, programmes or series where the historical period is one of the most important aspects
|ATMN||Film, television, radio genres: Science fiction, fantasy and horror||1.4|
|ATMP||Film, television, radio genres: superhero and comic book inspired
Use for: works about films, shows, programmes or series inspired by comic book characters or stories
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