2. About Drama
• Drama film is a genre that relies on the emotional
and relational development of realistic characters.
While Drama film relies heavily on this kind of
development, dramatic themes play a large role in
the plot as well. Often, these dramatic themes are
taken from intense, real life issues. Whether heroes
or heroines are facing a conflict from the outside or a
conflict within themselves, Drama film aims to tell an
honest story of human struggles.
3. Types of Drama
Drama & Melodrama
Drama movies are character driven, explore serious and compelling themes and deliver a strong and engaging storyline. Melodrama is a more
emotionally heightened drama.
Crime movies cover themes of homicide, armed robberies or other kind of crime that needs to be solved by the protagonist, or the hero of the story.
Thrillers have often intriguing characters involved in complicated and dramatic plots with unusual twists and tension enhanced by the musical score.
Historical epics are elaborate costume dramas covering past events such as wars, biblical events or that of mythical legends. These films are often
long and accompanied by an epic musical score.
Romantic dramas are character driven and focus on the trials and tribulations of emotional relationships.
Action & Adventure
Action films are driven by heroic protagonists in a dramatic plot often full of spectacular high budget special effects, set within a time of crisis, large
or small. Fights, wars, disasters, hostage situations or other crimes spark intense, active efforts by the protagonist to save the day.
Adventure films also contain action and special effects but tell stories of discovery, of new experiences, places or journeys found in pursuit of a goal.
Horror is a drama with a gory, blood-soaked plot intended to shock, create suspense and provoke intense fear in the viewer. Common themes are
vampires, ghosts, serial killers and zombies.
Science fiction movies may be as realistic as tomorrow, with stories based on science and technological developments just a step past today, or
fantasy dramas that tell stories about aliens, galaxy wars, unexplained events and strange creatures. They may include extensive special effects.
Westerns are period stories about the development of the American west, often focusing on survival or battles for territory.
Tragedy films are concerned with characters who possess a fatal flaw and some tragic event ensues as a consequence of the protagonist's actions.
4. History of Drama
• In the early years of cinema, melodrama held sway,
as the transition from silent cinema's pantomime left
film with a more presentational manner. In the
1950s, however, the arrival of stage actors like
Marlon Brando, trained in more naturalistic
techniques, slowly changed drama to a more realistic
tenor. A Streetcar Named Desire is considered a
pivotal film in this development. By the late 1970s,
melodrama was nearly finished as an overt genre, as
the hunger for realism dominated film in ground
breaking movies like Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets.
5. Top 10 Best Drama’s from 2013 (IMBD)
The Wolf of Wall Street
12 Years a Slave
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Dallas Buyers Club
August: Osage County
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
6. Target Audience?
• For our task we would want our target
audience to be teenagers/middle aged people
targeting both male and female, as my group
ranges in gender, furthermore we feel the
target audience being in the teen era would
help us as we are also teenagers.
7. Films we can relate to…
• The Romano's American Dream (2014)
• Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
• Love Actually (2003)