Film narrative part 2

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Film narrative part 2

  1. 1. FILM NARRATIVE PART 2 L/O: -to understand the role in time in narrative -to know (and give evidence of) how to identify and discuss narrative in a clip
  2. 2. Starter • Think of the film slumdog millionaire we watched • Write a short/quick response as to how the film has • 1) Conventional linear narrative structure • 2) Unconventional non-linear narrative structure
  3. 3. Key words • Time • Story Time • Discourse Time Summary Ellipsis Scene Stretch Flashback Flash-forward
  4. 4. Time How is time edited? How is time shown and/or manipulated to communicate a narrative? • How is time shown/represented? • Is there a manipulation of time? How? Why? TYPES OF TIME • STORY TIME: time of the events (ex a film over 50 years ….) • DISCOURSE TIME: time taken to narrate the event (how long to tell the story? i.e. 2 hours )
  5. 5. More types of time MORE TYPES OF TIME COMMENTS Example Summary -discourse shorter than story A film takes place over 50 years but shown in 2 hours Ellipsis -establishing discourse time rather than story -shot 1: man out of bed…. -shot 2: man in shower….. -shot 3: man getting dressed…. -shot 4: man driving to work. 30 secs total to communicate a few hours = The audience can fill in the gaps (…) Scene -story and discourse time are equal (to show realism (real time) Soap opera which shows a scene in 5 minutes which is actually 5 mins Stretch -discourse is longer than story Scene in race where it is in slow motion to show a runner winning and to capture the emotion Flashback -character has a flash back (which is a thought or memory in the past) (using slow motion) -flashbacks are often in dull colours, black and white and altered light (to make it different than real time) -causes non linear narrative as you are changing order of time Flash-forward -when audience are shown the future scenes or events (often to give clues) -causes non linear narrative as you are changing order of time In hunger games, Kat is thinking about Peeta at dinner table, she has a flashback and audience see her thoughts of her sitting outside the bakery and Peeta throwing her bread
  6. 6. In your work….think about….. • What is story time length? • What is discourse time length? • Identify all types of time being represented: • Summary • Ellipsis • Scene • Stretch • Flashback or flash-forward

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