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Wk9 lect2010 11 animation crit study

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    • L4 Critical Study Dave Harte [email_address] @daveharte
      • Assessment - any questions?
    • Deepening our analytical skills
      • So far:
      • History
      • Exploring styles
      • Genre
      • Auteurship
      • Now:
      • Narrative
    • Narrative Theory
      • How and why stories work and why it matters.
      • “ structure of the narrative elements in basic myths could reveal the structure of the society itself” (Will Wright 1978)
    • Narrative Thoery
      • Vladimir Propp – analysed hundreds of folk tales
      • Different: Plot / Characters / Settings
      • Same: Function of characters / Narrative units
    • Narrative Theory
      • Character types
        • The Hero – a character that seeks something
        • The Villain – who opposes or actively blocks the hero’s quest
        • The Donor – who provides an object with magical properties
        • The Dispatcher – who sends the hero on his/her quest via a message
    • Narrative Theory
      • Character types
        • The False Hero – who disrupts the hero’s success by making false claims
        • The Helper – who aids the hero
        • The Princess – acts as the reward for the hero and the object of the villain’s plots
        • Her Father – who acts to reward the hero for his effort
    • Narrative Theory
      • Will Wright – Narrative Units in Westerns
        • The hero enters a social group.
        • The hero is unknown to the society.
        • The hero is revealed to have an exceptional ability.
        • The villains are stronger than the society; the society is weak.
    • Narrative Theory
      • Will Wright – Narrative Units in Westerns
        • The villains threaten the society.
        • The hero defeats the villains.
        • The society is safe.
        • The society accepts the hero.
        • The hero loses or gives up his special status.
        • Wright – myths in stories bind us to a social order
    • Narrative Theory
      • Todorov on Narrative Structure
      • Stable World
      • Disruption (enigma)
      • Cause and Effect
      • Resolution
      • Stable world restored
    • Story / Plot
      • Story – our construction of what we see
      • Plot – how the story is told to us through cause and effect
      • ‘ A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality.’ (EM Forster)
      • The king died and then the queen died” - story
      • The king died, and then the queen died of grief’ - plot
    • Narrative Theory
      • Wallace and Gromit – The Wrong Trousers
      • Group One – look for Propp’s character types
      • Group Two – look for Wright Narrative Units
      • Group Three – Todorov’s Narrative Structure
    • Task
      • Use your own blog to discuss an aspect of narrative theory in relation to an animation film of your choice.