The Novelty of Cinematic Romance has been Lost in the 21st Century

The Novelty of Cinematic Romance has been Lost in the 21st Century Overview Romance is the feeling, excitement or obsession connected to love towards a person, object or place. In films, romance is portrayed as loves stories showing the obsession, feeling or excitement between characters. Romance film or movies are love stories that emphasize emotion, passion and affectionate relationship between main characters (Gehring 1986, p.31). In most cases, these romantic stories represent a journey of genuinely true, strong and pure romantic love that end up in the marriage of courtship. In other words, the main plot of romantic films is love, and the theme is always evident in the way characters treat each...

Is the novelty of cinematic romance lost in the 21st century?

CHAPTER ONE Historical Origins of Romance Films Romance films have been in existence since the 19th century. The original meaning of romance genre is that the plot centers on the theme of love or love between the main characters as they endure the challenges of love. This aspect of romance films was first explored in the year 1896 when an American short film, 20-second long, referred to as The Mary Irwin Kiss became the most popular film of the time (Sorlin 1980, p.15). The film showed a couple of kisses. The film was recreated from the two well-known stage actors’ performance in the hit Broadway play known as The Widow Jories. At the time, it was considered scandalous to see two people kiss and...

Is the novelty of cinematic romance lost in the 21st century?

Chapter 3 Impact on stage (from stage to cinema)-viewing romance The stage for romance performance has evolved to the cinema and now to personalize home viewing on powerful streaming platforms like Netflix. The subject of Romance in films has changed over the years. The "Romeo and Juliet" stories were the definition of cinema in previous centuries. People wanted to see romance in movies (motion pictures at that time). However, there has been a difference in ways of portraying films. Directors have opted to change the main themes in their movies swiftly, and one of these changes is on the reduction of romance in cinema. There has been a unique way of presenting the films. Looking at these films the...

How does extracurricular participation impact academic performance

Extracurricular Activities Effects Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Course Name Date Abstract A lot of researches have been trying to evaluate the impact of extracurricular activities on the students’academic performance. Generally, we assume that participation in co-curricular has a positive effect on students. Extracurricular activities are an essential part of school life. Many institutions have channeled a lot of resources and funds on these activities. However, some argue that extracurricular activities can have adverse effects on student’s performance given that the activities are...