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ID: 300375153
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300375153

 

Record Type: concept
melodrama (motion picture genre) (<genres for motion pictures>, <genres in literature and performing arts>, ... Associated Concepts (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Film genre originally applied to plays with plots with moral issues where good versus evil were the main focus. Later, the films of D. W. Griffith, such as "Way Down East in (1920), the personal and social problems of women are portrayed in particularly melodramatic way, and the emphasis become more on characters themselves. In films like Stella Dallas (1937) or Douglas Sirk's "All That Heaven Allows," the happy ending plot gives way to the female character sacrificing everything to a more noble cause.
 
Terms:
melodrama (motion picture genre) (preferred,C,U,English,D,U,U)
melodrama (motion picture genre) (Dutch,AD,U,U)
melodramas (motion picture genre) (C,U,LC,English,UF,U,U)
通俗劇 (C,U,Chinese (traditional)-P,D,U,U)
情節劇 (C,U,Chinese (traditional),UF,U,U)
tōng sú jù (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Hanyu Pinyin)-P,UF,U,U)
tong su ju (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Pinyin without tones)-P,UF,U,U)
t'ung su chü (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Wade-Giles)-P,UF,U,U)
melodrama's (C,U,Dutch,D,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  B.BM

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Associated Concepts Facet
Associated Concepts Facet
Hierarchy of Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)
.... Associated Concepts (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of <concepts in the arts and humanities>
........ <concepts in the arts and humanities> (G)
Hierarchy of <genres in literature and performing arts>
............ <genres in literature and performing arts> (G)
Hierarchy of <genres for motion pictures>
................ <genres for motion pictures> (G)
Hierarchy of melodrama (motion picture genre)
.................... melodrama (motion picture genre) (G)

Additional Notes:
Chinese (traditional) ..... 此種電影類型原本是指帶有倫理議題的劇作,著重於善與惡的對立衝突。後來,在大衛‧葛里菲斯(D. W. Griffith)的電影中,例如西元1920年的《東方之路》(Way Down East),以特別煽情通俗的手法來描繪女性的個人和社會問題,也更加強調角色本身。例如在西元1937年的《史黛拉恨史》(Stella Dallas)或道格拉斯‧塞克(Douglas Sirk)的《深鎖春光一院愁》(All That Heaven Allows)等電影中,女性角色為了更高尚的目的犧牲一切,因而少了圓滿結局的劇情。 
Dutch ..... Filmgenre, waarvan de term oorspronkelijk werd gebruikt voor toneelstukken met plots over morele kwesties, waarbij de strijd tussen goed en kwaad het centrale thema was. Later, in de films van D.W. Griffith (zoals 'Way Down East' uit 1920), werden de persoonlijke en sociale problemen van vrouwen op een bijzonder melodramatische manier afgeschilderd en kwam de nadruk vooral op de personages zelf te liggen. In films als 'Stella Dallas' (1937) of 'All That Heaven Allows' van Douglas Sirk werd het happy end vervangen door een einde waarin het vrouwelijke personage alles opoffert voor een hoger doel. 

Sources and Contributors:
通俗劇............  [AS-Academia Sinica Preferred]
...........  國家教育研究院-雙語詞彙、學術名詞暨辭書資訊網 April 18, 2014
...........  電影辭典 142
情節劇............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
...........  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
melodrama (motion picture genre)............  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP Preferred]
.....................................................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.....................................................  Hayward, Key Concepts in Cinema Studies (1996)
melodramas (motion picture genre)............  [VP]
........................................................  Beaver, Dictionary of film terms (1994) 229
........................................................  Hayward, Key Concepts in Cinema Studies (1996) 199
........................................................  Konigsberg, The Complete Film Dictionary (1987) 235
melodrama's............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
.......................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
tong su ju............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
tōng sú jù............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
t'ung su chü............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
 
Subject: .....  [AS-Academia Sinica, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  Beaver, Dictionary of film terms (1994) 229
............  Hayward, Key Concepts in Cinema Studies (1996) 199
............  Konigsberg, The Complete Film Dictionary (1987) 234
............  Van Dale Groot woordenboek van de Nederlandse taal (2009)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Konigsberg, The Complete Film Dictionary (1987) 235
Chinese (traditional) .......... [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......... AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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