A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as alcoholism, drug addiction, racial prejudice, religious intolerance, poverty, crime and corruption put the characters in conflict with themselves, others, society and even natural phenomena. This film genre can be contrasted with an action film, which relies on fast-paced action and physical conflict but superficial character development.
Donnie Darko is a 2001 American science fiction film written and directed by Richard Kelly. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell, and depicts the reality-bending adventures of the title character as he seeks the meaning and significance behind his troubling Doomsday-related visions. The film was initially slated for a direct-to-video release before being picked up by Newmarket Films.
Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the third film in the View Askewniverse series. The film focuses on two comic book artists, heterosexual Holden McNeil and lesbian-identifying Alyssa Jones.
East Lynne is an English sensation novel of 1861 by Ellen Wood. East Lynne was a Victorian bestseller. It is remembered chiefly for its elaborate and implausible plot, centering on infidelity and double identities. There have have been numerous stage and film adaptations. The much-"quoted" line: : "Gone! And never called me mother!" does not appear in the book version of East Lynne. Both variants come from later stage adaptations.
Skippy is one of the first films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, in 1931. The screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Don Marquis, Norman Z. McLeod, and Sam Mintz was based on the comic strip Skippy by Percy Crosby. The movie starred Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Mitzi Green and Jackie Searl. Director Norman Taurog won the Academy Award for Directing. The film also did well enough to inspire a sequel called Sooky, which is the name of the character Robert Coogan played.
The White Parade is a 1934 film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was written by Rian James, Jesse Lasky Jr. , Sonya Levien and Ernest Pascal, from the novel by Rian James. The film was directed by Irving Cummings. Dedicated to "the memory of Florence Nightingale", the plot concerns the travails and romances of young women as they study to become nurses. It stars Loretta Young, John Boles, Dorothy Wilson and Muriel Kirkland.
The Big House is a 1930 film that was written by Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin, Frances Marion and Lennox Robinson, and directed by George W. Hill. The film was prepared for production with Lon Chaney, Sr. chosen for the role of Butch, a violent career criminal who rules the cellblock and has no redeeming qualities.
Edward Digby, 9th Baron Digby (21 June 1809 – 16 October 1889), also 3rd Baron Digby in the Peerage of Great Britain, was a British peer. Digby was the son of Admiral Sir Henry Digby, who fought at the Battle of Trafalgar, and Lady Jane Elizabeth Coke, daughter of Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester. Jane Digby was his sister.
Danny D'Souza (born November 14, 1987) is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for the Seychelles. D'Souza represented the Seychelles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 7th in his heat without advancing to the second round. He ran the distance in a time of 11.00 seconds.