- Real life situation
- character that people can relate to
- Storyline that grips the heart of viewers
- Usually a solution to the non equilibrium in the film
- A real life message that is conveyed along with the film
- Normal everyday life, setting and location
The use of cinematography throughout was typical of a drama. We see the use of close up and extreme close of throughout, this means we can convey the emotion of the character Natalie. From this we understand her emotions through her facial expressions, and there was a look of anguish on her throughout which makes the audience feel sympathy. Natalie was also represented as an inferior character throughout, so to connote this to the audience we used the high angle shot as demonstrated below, which made her look inferior. There was a variety of other shots to convey Natalies emotions. Some aspects of the cinematography that could be seen to be challenging the drama genre could be the fact that some of the shots hit the screen in quick succession, which is something usually typical of an action, which opposes drama completely. The mise en scene throughout also carried connotations all the time, the lighting was usually natural lighting and it was dull, which reflected the lack of hope she has. Furthermore the character positioning conveyed the message that she is struggling for status in society as she was placed below the camera a lot of the time. We also see the use of props where she has both cigarettes and an alcohol bottle which reinforces the fact that she is going off the rails as a result of her depression.