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How does ''form'' and ''pattern'' affect the viewer's experience?

It gives the viewer a structured experience and engages ones senses, feelings and minds through artwork

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What is ''suspense''?

A delay in fulfilling expectations

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What is a ''surprise''?

A result of an expectation that turns out to be incorrect

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What is ''curiosity''?

A trigger that makes one wonder about earlier or future events

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What is ''prior experience''?

Information that is assumed that the viewer already knows so it doesn't have to be explained in the movie

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What are ''coventions''?

Elements that are common to several artworks such as traditions, a dominant style, or popular form. For example, a fantasy film commonly involves magic, sci-fi often involves robots

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What is ''referential meaning''?

The most basic story line of the film

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What is ''Explicit meaning''?

The point of the film/what the film is trying to teach or tell the audience

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What is ''Implicit meaning''?

The more abstract underlying meaning of a film/the symbolic meaning constructed by the audience

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What is ''Symptomatic meaning''?

A meaning of a film that has its roots in social values or ideologies. For example capitalism, racism, environmentalism

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What is ''Motif''?

A significant, repeated element that contributes to the overall form. It can be an item, sound, lines of dialogue, music etc. The rose that means love in Rome and Juliet

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What are ''parallels''?

When two or more scenes are happening at the same time but in different locations. They usually meet and have some sort of connecting action at some point in the film

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What is ''Segmentation''?

Segmentation in the film refers to the method of analyzing a film's narrative by creating a detailed outline of the story. This outline divides the story into significant parts in order to understand its narrative system.

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What is ''Unity''?

When all relationships we perceive are clear, it's called that a film has unity

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What is ''Disunity''?

When the relationships in a film are not clear and there isn't a clear connection between things

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What is ''narrative''?

A story that is told

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What is the ''story''?

A chain of events in chronological order, from beginning to end

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What is the ''plot''?

The storyline of the film. Describes the order and sequence of events

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What is ''diegesis''?

The total world of the story action including characters, what is presumed has happened, etc.

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What are ''diegetic elements''?

Elements that the characters of the film are aware of and experience themselves

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What are non-diegetic elements?

Everything that happens outside of the diegesis such as credits and soundtracks

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What is meant by ''Cause and Effect''?

The way the spectator actively seeks to connect events by means

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What is ''Temporal Order''?

How events are sequenced. This can be through flashbacks, flash-forwards

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What is ''Temporal Duration''?

The overall duration of the plot

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What is ''story duration''?

The amount of time that passes during the story duration

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What is ''plot duration''?

The actual time that passes from the beginning of the narration to the end

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What is ''screen duration''?

The length of the film itself

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What is the difference between story and plot?

The story is the timeline: the sequence of events in the narrative. The plot supports the story and makes it come to life

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What is '' temporal frequency''?

When the same event is repeated and told by multiple narrators

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What is a ''setup''?

The first quarter of the film