Drama (film and television)

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In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.wikipedia
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Docudrama

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In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.
A docudrama (or documentary drama) is a genre of radio and television programming, feature film, and staged theatre, which features dramatized re-enactments of actual events.

Television show

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In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.
A show may be fictional (as in comedies and dramas), or non-fictional (as in documentary, news, and reality television).

Film

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In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.
For prestige films such as most dramas and art films, the influence of reviews is important.

Fiction

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In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone. All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters.
However, fiction may also encompass comic books, and many animated cartoons, stop motions, anime, manga, films, video games, radio programs, television programs (comedies and dramas), etc.

Drama

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All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters.
It is this narrower sense that the film and television industries, along with film studies, adopted to describe "drama" as a genre within their respective media.

Crime film

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Crime drama, Police prodecural, and legal drama: character development based on themes involving criminals, law enforcement and the legal system.
Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir.

Teen drama

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Teen drama: focuses on teenage characters, especially where a secondary school setting plays a role
A teen drama is a genre or type of drama series with a major focus on teenage and young adult characters.

Film industry

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All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters.
Key to this was the emergence of the masala film genre, which combines elements of multiple genres (action, comedy, romance, drama, melodrama, musical).

Melodrama

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Melodrama: a sub-type of drama films that uses plots that appeal to the heightened emotions of the audience. Melodramatic plots often deal with "crises of human emotion, failed romance or friendship, strained familial situations, tragedy, illness, neuroses, or emotional and physical hardship". Film critics sometimes use the term "pejoratively to connote an unrealistic, pathos-filled, camp tale of romance or domestic situations with stereotypical characters (often including a central female character) that would directly appeal to feminine audiences". Also called "women's movies", "weepies", tearjerkers, or "chick flicks". If they are targeted to a male audience, then they are called "guy cry" films. Often considered "soap-opera" drama.
Melodrama films are a subgenre of drama films characterised by a plot that appeals to the heightened emotions of the audience.

Romance film

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Romantic drama: a sub-type of dramatic film which dwells on the elements of romantic love.
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Genre

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In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.

Narrative

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In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.

Humour

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In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.

Police procedural

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Crime drama, Police prodecural, and legal drama: character development based on themes involving criminals, law enforcement and the legal system. Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", or "comedy-drama".

Political drama

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Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", or "comedy-drama".

Legal drama

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Crime drama, Police prodecural, and legal drama: character development based on themes involving criminals, law enforcement and the legal system. Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", or "comedy-drama".

Historical period drama

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Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", or "comedy-drama".

Domestic drama

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Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", or "comedy-drama".

Comedy-drama

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Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", or "comedy-drama".

Setting (narrative)

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These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods.

Mood (literature)

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These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods.

Television

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All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters.

Actor

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All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters.

Representation (arts)

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All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters.

Mimesis

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All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters.