The letter voiceover is an additional dialogue delivery trope where narration is delivered in the form of a note a character has written.
This creates tension for the viewer while they watch concertgoers enjoy themselves.
on traditional masculinities' destructive relationship with sexuality and use Trammell as a red herring misdirecting the audience from the true culprit.
n character tropes can be damaging to a film especially when they lean on harmful stereotypes.
The term 'Trope' comes from the Greek 'tropos' meaning 'a direction
in a modern storytelling context, it can also refer to a narrative device or element which recurs in numerous creative works similar to a cliche. This is the definition we'll be looking at toda
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But when used well character tropes can quickly establish a character letting an audience know what to expect with familiar characterization.
Alternatively, a film can subvert a character type in order to surprise or challenge an audience.
the detective who rarely misses anything. They're often a step ahead of everyone else.
Another character trope in the detective genre is the 'femme fatale'. A romantic interest whose seduction results in a protagonist's demise. In "Basic Instinct", Paul Verhoven brings the 'Femme Fatale' to its furthest extreme with Catherine Trammell.
"Killing Eve" meanwhile subverts the 'Femme Fatale'. "- It's not my fault you're dressed as a maid. You look cute by the way." Eve and Villanelle's queer relationship complicates the heterosexual power and dynamics in most Femme Fatale detective pairings.
The wise old man is another classic character type. This is the character whose sole role is to impart knowledge onto the protagonist. "- Remember a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him." - In "Harry Potter", Dumbledore i
s a straightforward wise old man guiding Harry as he becomes a powerful wizard.
e which you choose to avoid subvert or harness depends on how you want your audience to perceive your characters and how you want to use those perceptions toward unexpected ends.
Like characters, plot tropes are everywhere. "- There's no time to explain. Hold this." - Different genres have different plot points which an audience has seen again and again. "-
No time to explain. Follow me.
A plot trope can be subverted to catch an audience off guard. "
A plot trope which transcends genre is the love triangle.
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