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Unformatted text preview: F ilm Na r rative Course Narrative A. Feature Film Indust ry creates economic, aesthetic, and ideological structure B. Aesthetic domain C. "Language" D. Film narrative is the way in which film form is actualized to create a story, which "tells" ideologies as well as fictional tales. Quote of the Day "Tell me everything you saw... And what you think i t means..." -Rear Window (Alfred Hi tchcock, US, 1953) Narratology -structuralist approaches -formalist approach Structuralist Approach -structures and functions Structuralism and Narrative -limited narratives: there can only be so many different plots -cause and effect (Elephant has no t rue plot but is based around Cause and Effect -structure: the way the film unfolds; people's different perspectives -Narrative is universal: form of stories is culturally universal and accepted -Conflict -"Explain the Inexplicable": mythical functions that explain the everyday questions Film Narrative is... -"A chain of events in cause and effect relationship occur ring in time and space" (Bordwell) -A way of organizing knowledge about the world -culturally condition and coded - always self-reflexive Chapter 28 of Casa Blanca -sacrificing oneself for love -love t r iangle recognizing conflict between the characters -things happen for a reason ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course COMM 150 taught by Professor Jordan during the Summer '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Summer '99