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Form and Style in Drama Production
Watch how auteurs wield style elements and techniques when creating drama films. Lose yourself in the stories of femme fatales and other characters. Explore the roles that editing, cinematography and scriptwriting play in the construction of a film.
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- 02 Mar 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify the form and style elements and techniques employed in drama screen texts
- analyse and critique a range of drama screen texts, creative and screen production approaches
- apply formalist theory frameworks to critically evaluate a drama film work
- reflect and evaluate on own learning, communication skills and the dynamics of collaborative creative practice.
- Drama Narratives & Editing
- Auteurism & Cinematography
- The Other: post colonialism
- Interpretation of Otherness
- Feminist Cinema & Gender
- Femmes Fatales: Gender & Transgression
- Hegemonic Masculinity
- Knowledge & Innocence: the child on screen
- Home, Place and Citizenship: mythologies of everyday life
- Genre Identities: romance, disguise and the forbidden
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
Students will study a variety of drama film styles and narrative screen forms in order to understand and critique a range of creative and filmic approaches to drama screen production.
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- Tutorial presentation & contribution (40%)
- Research Essay (30%)
- Group Presentation (30%)
Film Art: An Introduction
Bordwell, Thompson and Smith
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