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A TV/film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes.

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What is the difference between a historical drama and a period drama?

I've been under the impression that a historical drama is non-fiction whereas a period drama is fiction.
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Why do the conversations on soap operas contain those long pauses between one speaker and the next?

I happened to catch a bit of a soap opera the other day, and it was like seeing a soap opera for the first time. Character A spoke. We watched him for a second or two after he spoke, looking earnest. ...
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A European (non-English) movie about a birthday celebration that went wrong [closed]

I am looking for a European movie that I watched in 2010. I was on a spree of watching classic movies during that time and had amassed a good collection. But I no longer have them and don't remember ...
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Teenage Boy gives Counselling Sessions in the Bathroom [closed]

I'm looking for a movie where the main protagonist is a high-school boy from a rich family. I think he transfers from private to a public school at the start of the movie and is not well liked ...
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What does 'Drama' actually mean?

I saw the definition on Wikipedia page and found it too complex to understand being a layman and knowing nothing about film-making. From what I could understand, it looks like it refers to the ...
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Japanese film. Man is staying with a girl at house. Turns out he's Yakuza and protects her from his former bosses [closed]

I watched a lot of IFC and Sundance films when I was in highschool (around 2006/07ish). I vaguely remember watching this indie Japanese film, but it's ending has stuck with me. A quiet guy is our main ...
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How did the hour-long drama, half-hour animation and comedy format arise?

It makes sense for TV channels to broadcast with their schedules divided into half-hour chunks, so that (including ads where applicable) 30, 60 and 90-minute episodes are typical. The half-hour comedy ...
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I'm searching for a 80s or 90s American movie about a crazy religious woman [closed]

I'm looking for an old movie, most likely American, from the 80s or 90s, but I don't know nor the title, nor the director, nor any of the actors in it. It is a story about some woman who kills her ...
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Looking for a funny and inspirational hindi movie [closed]

Anyone could help me to find the movie I watch around 2007-2008. All I remember to this movie are the following. An actor role I think a civil engineer or contractor. The girl he liked did not like ...
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Role of Karma in Movies [closed]

I think karma plays an important role in any script and it will attract more viewers/audience. As an example of karma in a lot of stories the good guy that beats the villan and gets the girl and the ...
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Please help identify late 80's/early 90's movie: “Catfish” scams women [closed]

Lead (Caucasian) male in his 30’s (akin to John Terry or Jack Wagner) wins the trust of a (Caucasian) woman early in the movie, and feigns an investment opportunity for her. She is mid-30’s, single,...
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Animated short film about an alley cat visiting his former home [closed]

I cannot for the life of me find one of my favourite (albeit depressing) animated shorts. The film features a cat wondering an abandoned (burnt out) mansion, and imagining the building when it was ...
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Movie where father, mother and son are the same person? [closed]

Does anyone know the name of the movie, where there is a cyclic story line, with a son, who his mother is trying to save or something like that, and happens that the son undergoes a sex change ...
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Movie about a former bounty hunter who is threatened by his previous employers [closed]

In this film from ~10 years ago, an ordinary guy works as a bartender in a diner. One day the diner gets raided by some robbers and our bartender neutralize them professionally. This accident gets ...
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Why are comedies shorter than dramas?

Including commercials, most television sitcoms are about half an hour long, whereas dramas tend to fill an hour-long slot. Though I haven't crunched the numbers myself, I get a feeling that the ...
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Teacher turns racist and violent classmates into peaceful individuals [closed]

I have seen this american movie (english) in high school. My english teacher loved it so much that she decided to show it to the whole class. Production date should be between 2002 and 2007. It's ...
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Films released in additional version without the score?

I once saw a scene from Silence of the Lambs without the post-sound work. It was significantly less scary, hardly even creepy... This got me thinking: in rather emotional movies, the score adds a ...
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Man is trapped for years, begins exercising [closed]

A man wakes up, wearing only boxer shorts. He is trapped in an environment that is sort of like a fun house, that has a picture of someone that looks a bit like Haile Selassie. Years evidently pass. ...
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Camera sway as cinematic technique?

I've noticed a trend in movies where the camera "sways" during quiet, drama scenes, as opposed to "shaky cam" which is used during action scenes. I've noticed its use in both political/war movies and ...
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Man who answers a ringing payphone is told about a imminent nuclear attack on North America [closed]

Midnight, small diner in a large city, possibly Chicago or New York, an adult male sits and drinks his coffee. A couple others in coffee shop going about their business. He pays for his coffee and ...
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Guy accepts death penalty though he is innocent [closed]

About 10-15 years ago I watched a movie: there was a couple of anti death penalty activists. The woman dies, presumably murdered. The husband is charged and accepts the death penalty. After his ...
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Homeless woman abandons young daughter [closed]

A woman loses her home. She is homeless and pregnant, she births a baby girl. She tries to raise it but in the end she buys her a necklace and tells her she's gonna get sandwiches and leaves her. The ...
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An “older” movie about a man stealing a dead man's identity [closed]

All I remember about the movie is that a man in a hotel in Africa (I think) takes the identity of a man that he finds dead next door. The man doesn't realize that people are looking for the man whose ...
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Boy sent to a mental asylum for teenagers where he falls in love [closed]

I watched one movie when I was a boy, around 18 years ago maybe and I did not know the name nor the name of any actor, even worse it is not a popular movie. I am asking here because years of googling ...
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Elderly couple manipulate people in order to steal their bodies [closed]

I have once seen a movie (or a TV episode, but probably not) with the following plot: In the beginning, a reporter is making a story on immortality and does interview with a an elderly couple who ...
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Identify Cop Drama where main character helps his partner out of a crime [closed]

The following scene is from a movie I watched several years ago. I would guess the movie itself was released between 1995-2005. Cops and Medics get called for backup. 2 Cops arrive at an apartment ...
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What's that movie with a surreal golden tree appearing from time to time? [closed]

I once watched a movie of which I only remember a few things... The most present memory is this huge golden tree... Or at least I think the tree itself was golden. Then scene in which this tree ...
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Movie about a couple moving into a neighborhood and are acually salespeople? [closed]

What's that movie about a couple moving into a neighborhood, having a "perfect" life and they are trying to impress and influence the neighbors to buy things. They are acually employed salepeople.