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Typical conventions of Romance



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Typical conventions of Romance

  1. 1. ‘ boy meets girl’ this is very typical in a romance film and also most viewers watch these kind of films to see a happy ending. Aimed at female audience. Often the film directors use other genre elements and put into theirs. A typical romance genre would include sexuality, status, gender and relationships. Often a voiceover is used to introduce the love theme Main characters are introduced Normally the director will produce a script which would give the audience a hint that maybe the characters are a good love match and that it might end happily. Usually the characters go their separate ways because of and argument or disagreement but the re unite afterwards. Usually involves Wedding bells, hearts and flowers. All which symbolise love. Normally contains emotional feelings, i.e. heroines / hero's dad died, mother left, etc. They are what happens in day to day life.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Romance genre: _ </li></ul><ul><li>Normally aimed at female audience because it’s known those females are more emotional in a relationship then men. </li></ul><ul><li>Heroes tend to be men. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The boy meets the girl” scenario. </li></ul><ul><li>Hints given throughout the film suggesting that they may be a good “love match” and that there will be a “happy ending”. </li></ul><ul><li>Characters end up in their separate ways due to an argument or disagreement. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally they both reunite. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional ‘Happy ever after’ </li></ul><ul><li>Prompts such as: Flowers/ hearts/ wedding bells very commonly seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Story normally involves emotions/Feelings/Pain/Love/Failure to Victory/Flashback/Past story. </li></ul><ul><li>Normally the story gets linked to audience’s emotions. </li></ul>