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Lights, camera, DRAMA

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Week FIVE is all about drama...


Now this is a genre I'm never sure about. What is classed as a drama? It can be anything from a musical like Chicago, a war film like Pearl Harbour, a period drama like Sense and Sensibility, or an offbeat comedy like The Family Stone. It's not as easy to pinpoint what can be classed as a drama as they often fall under other categories, such as Comedy, Action, Romance... the main theme (from what I can gather) is that a Drama has to above all pull at your heart strings. So even though Dramas can often be classed as comedies, not all comedies are dramas...

The online definition tells me that... "(drama can be defined as) the literary genre of works intended for the theater." The above mentioned titles are all films I enjoyed, they made me laugh and they made me shed the odd tear... (ok I cry bucket loads at Pearl Harbour, it's just too sad). But they were not all intended for theatre (though I'd love to go and see Chicago at the…