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Film Studies: Unit 9 - Drama
Transcript of Film Studies: Unit 9 - Drama
the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being
DRAMA BORROWS ELEMENTS
FROM EACH OTHER GENRE
SUSPENSE / HORROR
ACTION / ADVENTURE
relies most heavily on the emotional development of realistic characters.
Compels us to Believe
STAGE vs. SCREEN
performers only get one take
play designed for many stagings
act to the back of the house
human connection is live
fixed audience perspective
little to manipulate in lighting/sound
limited number of sets and set pieces
performers get many takes
film designed for one staging
act for the camera (subtlety)
human connection is recorded
multiple shots/angles available
easy to manipulate lighting/sound
unlimited sets and set pieces
an emotional "cleansing" experienced by one or more characters and/or the audience
Don't change, grow or evolve
Experience change, growth or evolution
Have depth, subtext, and unique personality
Lack depth and subtext, feel "stock"
Communication & Silence
Moving vs. Fixed Camera
> OUTER WANT
What they learn
What they seek
In a character drama...
(Think Rick in Casablanca, Rocky Balboa)
Rapid Camera Movement
Dramatic movies require time and patience in order for audiences to connect with "human" characters.
As such, dramas typically boast the longest running times of all films.