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Conventions of Drama Films

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