Romantic Comedies In The 1920's

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Romance is a genre which has been going since the 1890’s. Silent films were the starting point. These very short films in black and white which involved two characters falling in love. They would only last around 7 minutes. Film makers described love films being about desire and sex. In the 1920’s to 50’s, romantic films began to portray more painful love. The story line would involve two people who didn’t get on. They would then fall in love more towards the end. Over the years the romantic genre has been toyed with, trying to make films to suit a wider ranged audience. This is how more sub-genres of romantic films were gradually produced. They would mix other genres in with the romantic genre so films had more variety and suited more people’s interests. Most romantic films are now of sub-genres rather than just the plain romantic genre. Rom-coms have been a huge hit through the 21st century. Involving comedy within a romantic film. This appeals greatly to a young audience. I feel romantic comedies also help to suit a male audience…show more content…
They want to give the audience something new so they won’t get bored of a repeated plot. I feel 50 first dates is a good example of changing the story line. A boy and girl meet and fall in love over a drink in a Hawaiian café. However, the twist comes the next day. The boy goes to see the girl to come to realize she has no idea who he is. The audience experience the girl is suffering from anterograde amnesia. She loses memory every present day and lives her life the same each day. The man for 50 days continues to fight for her, trying to help her remember him. Every day, she does not recognize him. I feel this is very romantic storyline with a lot of comedy, which will attract a range of viewers. The actors used are very well known actors. This will help to attract audience members who are lovers of Adam Sandler and Drew
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