305 102510 Ramirez Berg 3 Narrative Types-Fall 10-outline

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Unformatted text preview: 3 Types of 3 Types of Movie Narratives 3 Narrative 3 Narrative Elements of Film What Happened Story FABULA How story is told Plot Cinematic Style Film techniques used SYUZHET 3 Types of 3 Types of Movie Narratives Based on story & plotting 3 Types of 3 Types of Movie Narratives 1. Classical Tragedy 2. 3 Act Structure 3. Alternative 3 Act Structure 3 Act Structure Derived from Classical Dramatic (Tragic) Structure Freytag’s Pyramid Freytag’s Pyramid Tragic 5 Act Structure T E N S I O N protagonist’s dramatic line TIME TIME Tragic Structure Climax Rising Rising Action Falling Action I II III IV V Climax Climax = Protagonist’s major decision Tragic Structure Tragic Structure •Good for moral tales, cautionary tales •Viewers have time to consider consequences of an action Hollywood’s Hollywood’s 3 Act Structure Shifts Climax near the end Resolution Complication Introduction ~30 I 30­60 ~30 minutes II III Plot Point #1 Plot Point #2 Climax I II III •end act Plot Points Plot Points •escalate stakes •imply complication Plot Points = Transitions Plot Points = Transitions •propels action into next act • asks a Question that next act Answers Casablanca Casablanca 3-Act Structure Casablanca Casablanca Plot Point #1 34’ Casablanca Casablanca Plot Point #2 83’ Casablanca Casablanca Climax 96’ Casablanca 34m 83m 96 m I 34 II 4 III 1 [102] ollywood’s 3-Act Structure ollywood’s •Good for quest stories, triumphant stories ollywood’s 3-Act Structure ollywood’s HAPPY ENDING STRUCTURE Film Criticism, Vol. XXXI, Nos. 1­2 (Fall­Winter 2006) Alternative Narratives Alternative Narratives •variations from Hollywood’s traditional linear storytelling Standard Hollywood Standard Hollywood Narrative: •single protagonist •goal­oriented •3­act structure •chronological order •end = clear resolution Alternative Narratives Alternative Narratives Due To: 1. Quest for Variety 2. “Narrative Fatigue” 3. Break linear “tyranny” 4. Approximate “fractured reality” Alternative Narratives Alternative Narratives NOTES: 1. Alternative story construction (plotting; order of story elements), not cinematic style Alternative Narratives Alternative Narratives NOTES: 2. Does not necessarily alter 3­act structure 1. The Repeated Action Plot •one character repeats action over and over Alternative Narratives Alternative Narratives 3. The Repeated Action Plot 3. The Repeated Action Plot Groundhog Day (1993) d. Harold Ramis 3. The Repeated Action Plot 3. The Repeated Action Plot Run, Lola, Run (Germany, 1999) d. Tom Tykwer ...
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