Struggle and Emerge: An Analysis of the Biopic, Documentary, and Drama Film Genres
A historical film is fostered through the effective integration of cinematic language. It is through the development of cinematic components that film genres such as the drama, documentary, and biopic can be compared. The drama Flags of Our Fathers, the documentary We Were Children, and the biopic Walk the Line are comparable through the analysis of the directors’ incorporation of specific film language. The similarities and differences among the film genres are evident in cinematic components such as cinematography, lighting, and symbolism. Greater analysis exposes how film language contributes to the films historical significance.
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