Key Concepts of Media Studies. Media forms and conventions. Form. Form can be explained in relation to the shape or skeleton of a text and in this way is often linked to the narrative Stories have forms
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Media forms and conventions
What usually happens in the story structure??
Genre does not rely simply on what's in a media text but also on the way it is put together (constructed). This can be important, for example, when distinguishing between a horror movie and a thriller, which can deal with similar subject matter, and look the same — lots of action set at night — but belong to separate genres (a horror film takes the audience into a supernatural place, where a thriller sticks to reality).
soap operas will contain rolling storylines, recognizable characters and consistent settings. They tackle social issues and have series of episodes.
Horror: females confronting the evil