This posting compares the Octaroon and The Indian Princess to today's Hollywood movies.
As you compare many of today's Hollywood movies as melodramas in terms of plot structure, characterization, visual elements, and use of music, please also compare them to Octaroon and/or The Indian Princess. These brainstorming ideas below offer you some ideas for exploration:
First, there are numerous characteristics associated with melodramas. For example, they utilize music to increase emotions or to signify characters. A strong example of this method is Titanic's use of "My Heart Will Go On" as signature music. Moulin Rouge also typifies the use of music to ...
This posting offers examples within this genre.