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Narrative

a chain of events occuring to human/nonhuman characters in space and time

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Narrative Story

- all events in a narrative
- an imagery construct that the audience creates while watching

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Narrative Plot

- all the story events as they are presented in the film

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3 Part Acts Dramatic Structure for Narrative

Act 1 - exposition (leading to turning point)
Act 2 - complications (lead to climax)
Act 3 - Falling (leads to resolution)

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Narration

- act of story telling
- how the story information is told

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3 Principal Plot's temporal manipulations of story events

-Duration - ellipsis
-Order --anachronies (flashbacks and flashforwards
-Frequency

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Unrestricted Narration

when we see and hear more than any or all of the characters can.

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Restricted Narration

- when we cannot see and hear anything else than the character of the movie can

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Narration's Depth: Objectivity

a plot confines us wholly to information about what characters say and do: their external behavior

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Narration's Depth: Subjectivity

A plot gives us access to what characters see and hear, or think, etc.

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Non - diegetic film narrator

- they frame the narrative
- often present information from an omniscient perspective
- enhances the mood of diegesis

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Diegetic Film Narrators

Create an effect of subjectivity
- a story may be narrated earlier or later than the depicted events

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Frame Narration

- a character narrates an embedded tale to on-screen listeners
- she or he might be reliable, maybe not

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Episodic Narrative

- events are not linked in a cause/effect sequence and characters are not goal oriented

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Open ended narrative

- a narrative concludes without resolving a conflict or without achieving a goal

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External character development

- a physical alternation that might be signs of internal changes

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Internal Character development

- measures character changes from within

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Progressive Character Development

- IMprovement or advancement in some quality of the characters

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Regressive Character Development

- a loss or return to some previous state or deterioration from the present state

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3 alternatives to narrative devices

episodic
open ended
frame