What is a drama film?
A drama film has been defined as:
A film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic
characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as
alcoholism, drug addiction, infidelity, moral dilemmas, racial prejudice,
religious intolerance, sexuality, poverty, class divisions, violence against
women and corruption put the characters in conflict with themselves,
others, society and even natural phenomena.
Genre conventions in a trailer
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The pursuit of happiness
Film introduces context- e.g time setting, problem faced etc
Real life situations
Real life settings
Dramatic storyline that engages the audience emotionally
Audience relates to storyline
Interlaced with other genres such as tragedy
Portrays journey of character development
Climaxes and anti-climaxes to keep the audience engaged emotionally
throughout the film
Use a lot of close ups to show the characters emotions, these are often
very important in drama films
Could I produce a drama film
A drama is essentially an engaging storyline with an emotional theme.
This would therefore give me many options with the storyline. Casting
would be easy as it is often focussed around realistic characters in
A drama would probably be one of the best genres for me to produce
as a drama sees several dramatic scenes which are often the key
focus of a trailer. This would ensure hat my trailer appears like a trailer
and would make it seem more professional, as trying to create mythical
creatures may look unprofessional as the editing would not be up to the
sophisticated standard of many blockbuster films. Although, this would
not be an expectation of my trailer, I would rather produce a trailer that
looks the most professional according to my limitations. This means
making sensible decisions on genre.
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