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Assign 14 narrative structure analysis in a film

  1. 1. Conventional film narrative structure Unconventional film narrative structure Name 1 Name 2 Name 3 Name 4
  2. 2.  to gain understanding of how films structure narrative to gain ideas for your c/w  To show your understanding of narrative structure  Evidence of ‘research’ and ‘conventions’ for mark scheme
  3. 3.  You must do a film in your subgenre  Must choose a film you have access to (for screen grabs)
  4. 4. ___ Title page ___ 1. Title of film and picture of film cover or poster, then BRIEFLY explain the story of the film (briefly what happens)  ___ 2. Has the institution created a text with a conventional (stereotypical) narrative structure? (yes/no) ___ 3. Explain how the film is narrative implicit or explicit?    ___ 4. Explain with annotated screen grabs from the film how it uses the conventional narrative  ___4. Explain the film’s unconventional narrative structure ___ 5. Explain the reason for the conventional or unconventional narrative structure.  ___ 6. What impact does the narrative structure have on the audience?  ___ 7. What audience expectations have they established or challenged by using this narrative structure? 
  5. 5.      Newly qualified teacher gets job in troubled school Main characters have severe family problems at home Teacher works hard for them They begin to respect her and each other = become better students She fights to remain their teacher for rest of their school life
  6. 6.  Yes, there is a clear linear narrative which could be broken down into: ▪ Beginning – equilibrium = school life is ‘normal’ ▪ Middle – disequilibrium = teacher has a range of conflicts with the students ▪ End – new equilibrium = students love teacher and she gets to be their future teacher ▪ There is a linear structure because the film is chronological
  7. 7. Scenes Scene 1 Explanation of implicit or explicit? Explanation to go here……. Scene 2 Explanation to go here……. Scene 3 Explanation to go here……. Scene 4 Explanation to go here……. OR COULD BE SET UP AS A TIMELINE?
  8. 8. Beginning (Equilibrium ‘The Set up’) Here you would briefly explains what happens in beginning and then explain how it is “setting up” (introduction to story/characters etc) underneath the screen grabs Name the scene/character Name the scene/character Name the scene/character • • • • Bullet points to explain how this screen grab is part of the conventional act 1 (set-up) Keep it brief Don’t have long sentences Change size of font! Name the scene/character
  9. 9. Beginning (Disequilibrium ‘Conflicts’) Here you would briefly explains what happens in middle and then explain how it is “presenting conflicts” (to get involved in story and characters , and create tension, enigma among audience Name the scene/character Name the scene/character Name the scene/character Name the scene/character
  10. 10. Beginning (New equilibrium ‘The Resolution’) Here you would briefly explains what happens in the end and then explain how it is offering a resolution which is the “new equilibrium ” (to bring closure to story and offer a satisfying ‘happy ending’ Name the scene/character Name the scene/character Name the scene/character Name the scene/character
  11. 11. Text to explain this key scene in relation to structure Text to explain this key scene in relation to structure Text to explain this key scene in relation to structure Text to explain this key scene in relation to structure Text to explain this key scene in relation to structure Text to explain this key scene in relation to structure
  12. 12.  Conventional narrative structure because:      Reason 1 Reason 2 Reason 3 Reason 4 Reason 5
  13. 13.  In the genre of _______ the audience would generally have the following expectations about narrative structure:  …….  ……  ……  Therefore, the narrative structure is ______________ because….
  14. 14. This impact this has on the audience is that blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah  blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah  blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah  No massive amounts of text!!!!!!!!! 
  15. 15.  Use charts, diagrams, graphs (insert) Sales 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr
  16. 16.  Completion  Understanding  Effort  Presentation (how nice is it to look at)  Organisation (how well organised is information?)  Use of evidence/images  Communication & Literacy (ability to write properly)  Text: Concise and clear!  ICT skills and use of digital technology
  17. 17.  Set: Tues Feb 11  Due: Fri Feb 14

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