The Exact date of the birth of drama is unknown but around the 16 th century B.C
The poet Thespin had the idea of acting out a story to one of there Gods.
Through this Greek theatre was born
What is Drama?...
Drama Is a way of portraying a story through ren-action
Drama over the years has been a voice for different times in history i.e
Has Drama Changed?...
Over the Drama has expanded its audience in becoming a hybrid.
One actor that's emphasised on this was Charlie Chaplin
Comedy, Drama and Romance
This hybrid film was made in 1936, which was written, directed and stared Chaplin
A Tramp (Chaplin) struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
With this kind of movie it plays on the viewers emotions souly using music
The movie was distributed by United Artists
Music & Emotions
Music plays a key role in these kind of movies
If there was a happy scene the music would be up tempo and fast
It souly relies on the tempo and sound of the music to heighten emotions
If there was a sad scene the music would be slow and melodic allowing you to feel the character ever changing emotions
Drama’s today are mostly hybrid with comedy known as a Rom-com that usually have two main actors that later fall in love with each other.
Horror/Thriller Genre By Gledis Dedaj
When and why?
Horror/thriller movies serve a general purpose, which is to shock, thrill and terrify you, whilst also entertaining you.
They do this by bringing people’s worst nightmares to life.
They usually disgust and traumatise their audiences.
Horror/thrillers were first established in the early years of the 20 th century especially the 1920’s.
How its changed over time!
Due to the massive improvements in technology, computers and special effects, horror films have changed drastically over time.
1980’s special effects
2000’s computer special effects ^^
Fake werewolf body, whereas nowadays it would have been done by computer to be more convincing to the audience.
Mixed with other genres!
Nowadays horrors/thrillers are mixed with other genres.
For example Horror and comedy
The horror element is usually in the plot, but then funny
characters are introduced to make it into a comedy too .
Horror/ thriller movies
Made in 1968
Directed by Roman Polanski
Basic plot: A young couple move into a new apartment, the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over her unborn child begins controlling her life.
It meets the conventions of horror/thriller movies because it has shocking and thrilling scenes. It includes supernatural and demonic characters.
This movie definitely disgusts its
audience. A common goal in
most gory horrors.
Made in 1974 Directed by Tobe Hooper Basic plot: Friends visiting their grandpa's house are hunted down and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding killer and his family of cannibals. Helpless victim Psychotic killer Grouse deaths
The Omen has many scary and
Made in 1976, then remade in 2006 Directed by John Moore Basic plot: An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the devil incarnate. Appearances of demonic creatures Disturbing characters
The exorcist definitely terrified thousands of people with its horrific concept and plot.
Terrifying characters, like the devil . Make-up used to drastically transform characters. Made in 1973 Directed by William Friedkin Basic plot: A teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Mystery thrillers! Made in 2010 Directed by Martine Scorsese Basic plot: set in 1954, U.S. Marshal investigates disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding nearby. Common characters, such as detectives. Disturbing unexplained behaviour adds the ‘thriller’ aspect.
Psychological Thrillers! Scenes of extreme and disturbing behaviour. Unusual, violent deaths. The villain or the ‘bad guy’ is often mentally ill or crazy. Made in 2004 Directed by James Wan Basic plot: Two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer. They must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game.
Conventions of horror/thriller!
The things you would expect from a horror/thriller movie depend on the type of horror/thriller that it is.
For example: a supernatural horror would include important aspects such as spirits, demons and mostly ghosts.
However a horror/thriller concerning more psychological themes
For example, there would normally be a disturbing, mentally ill character