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By Erica Todd

This booklet analyses the romantic drama and how that passionate love is gifted because the imperative storyline in well known cinema, drawing upon style reviews and sociology. Exploring the passionate love tale as a cinematic shape, it additionally contributes, via comparability, to analyze at the romantic comedy.

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87 Viewers are able to travel back in time to witness the portrayal of an extraordinary and ideal love, while the voiceover allows the hero or heroine to describe their exotic location and the mindset of the people at that time. The voiceover facilitates the transition to the past in Titanic as the heroine describes her memories of the ship where she meets her beau: ‘It’s been 84 years and I can still smell the fresh paint ... 89 In some romantic dramas, the hero or heroine literally ‘flashes back’ to the past, as is the case in time travel films like Somewhere in Time or The Time Traveler’s Wife.

83 The very fact that many romantic dramas direct the audience back to actions that happened in the past via these devices signifies the impact of the passionate romance. Through their actions and comments, protagonists imply that their courtship was a life-changing experience to the point where they would willingly relive their encounters, however brief they were. 84 Ultimately, these films advocate the idea that romantic heroes and heroines have ‘one-true-love’ who is irreplaceable. 85 These couples experience an extraordinary love, and in the majority of cases where the relationship breaks up, one or both of the lovers continue with life and the nostalgia of their one-true-love positively influences their life choices.

36 Older time periods also provide outdated impediments for the romantic hero and heroine to intensify the passionate fling, like marital commitments in The Bridges of Madison County. As David Lowenthal identifies, there is a perception that the past is like ‘a foreign country’, 37 which renders romantic dramas exciting and unique. In other instances, the passionate love story actually does occur in a foreign country or somewhere depicted as different, as well as isolated and private, within the narrative, like Algiers (John Cromwell, 1938), Hollywood and the Romantic Drama Genre 23 which takes place in North Africa.

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