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10/09/09 Melodrama- vision of what should be Isben- Doll House realism (life as is) Miss Julie expressionism Mimesis- imitation Melodrama- a vision of what should be o Popular, escapist, sentimental o Clear cut, good vs. evil o What we want the world to be o Emotional appeal o Focus on plot o External conflict o Horror films, spy films and westerns Modernism-modern thought, character and practice Realism o Verisimilitude- “life likeness” o Illusionism o Accessible, familiar world, everyday reality o Daily behavior o Linear- cause and effect o Stable world- reality is fixed, permanent o Empathy- creates bonds, emotional identification o Tries to bury the fact that it’s a style at all Expressionism- theatricality `---- Abstract 20 th century Distorted for subjective truth Compressed, fragmented and telegraphic- get to the bone Dramatize spiritual awakening and suffering of protagonists, struggles between values and realtiy Turns realism inside out, not objective material world, inner landscape o Is it how we experience things from inside? Or physical world?
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2009 for the course DRAM 115 taught by Professor Adamdavidson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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