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  • 1. GENRE: DRAMA
  • 2. Conventions of Drama:
    • Exhibits real life situations with realistic characters, settings, and stories
    • Portrays journeys of character development
    • Intense social interaction
    • Purpose of a dramatic story line is to move the audience emotionally
  • 3. Conventions of Drama:
    • Heart of drama is the conflict
    • Conflicts include inner/outer realistic struggles depicting hardships, difficulty, and pain
    • Audience can relate to the Characters (Preferred reading – Halls Theory)
    • Structured with climaxes and anti climaxes to keep the audience emotionally attached and the tension ongoing
    • A form of realisation at the end/happily ending
  • 4.
    • Drama can be interlaced with other genres such as comedy, tragedy, etc. It does not have to be complete drama.
  • 5. Drama Films
  • 6. Drama Films That Break Conventions
    • A comedy drama, It broke the convention of a typical ending where the audience knew what was going to happen to Larry. The film tried something new, that the audience would not predict.
    • Titanic breaks the conventions as all does not end happily for the protagonists, but has a rather tragic ending.