What is a romantic film?
A romantic film has been defined as...
"Romance films are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for
broadcast in theatres and on television that focus on passion, emotion,
and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and
the journey that their genuinely strong, true and pure romantic love
takes them through dating, courtship or marriage. Romance films make
the romantic love story or the search for strong and pure love and
romance the main plot focus."
Genre conventions in a trailer
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The Time Traveller's Wife
The two main characters have often known each other since they were
Voice overs introduce theme of love
Aimed at a female audience
'Boy meets girl' scenario
'Happy ever after'
Could I produce a romantic film
After researching the genre conventions of a romantic film I have
decided that creating a romantic film trailer would be achievable. Due to
the storylines varying there are no specific requirements and with the
storyline often focussed on two individuals casting is unlikely to prove
an issue , neither would mystical creature production such as those
seen in fantasy film's as they would not be required.
A romantic film, therefore, would be simple to make in terms of mise en
scene, with stereotypical props such as roses/flowers and rings easy to
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