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Related: emotion - genre - serious - theatre - melodrama - tragedy

Casablanca (1942) - Michael Curtiz [Amazon.com]

Taxi Driver (1976) - Martin Scorsese [Amazon.com]


Drama is a prose or verse composition telling a story which shows life or character through conflict and emotions. It is usually performed by actors and actresses in a theatrical setting, but can also refer to pre-recorded television programs or opera. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drama [Jul 2004]

In genre theory

In genre theory, a drama is a serious narrative work or program for television, radio, or the cinema. (AHD)

IMDb top drama movies

Brokeback Mountain (2005) - Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain (2005) - Ang Lee [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Brokeback Mountain is a widely acclaimed film directed by Ang Lee. The drama depicts a sexual, romantic and emotional relationship between two men living in the American West in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Brokeback Mountain is the twenty-years story of star-crossed lovers Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), two young men, not even 20, who meet and fall in love on a sheep-herding job on Brokeback Mountain, somewhere in Wyoming. The film documents their complex relationship over the twenty years that follow.

It ranks 5th among the highest-grossing westerns and 8th among the highest-grossing romantic dramas (1980-Present).

The film is one of several highly acclaimed LGBT-related movies of 2005 to be nominated for critical awards, others being: Breakfast on Pluto, Capote, and Transamerica. It is also the second LGBT work for director Ang Lee, his first being The Wedding Banquet.

Filmakers Gus Van Sant and Joel Schumacher, who are both gay, considered directing Brokeback Mountain before Ang Lee (who is heterosexual) signed on to the project.

--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brokeback_Mountain [Mar 2006]

See also: LGBT - American cinema - Western film - 2005 - gay cinema - homophobia

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