Everything that is going on in the fictional reality on screen. This is why the most common use of the term is to describe SOUND as either Diegetic (as in dialogue & naturalistic background noise)
or Non-Diegetic (use of ‘mood’ music in a scene)
Romantic Violins in a Love Scene…
Continuity Editing: A style of Editing which creates the impression of seamlessness (invisible editing) which draws the Audience in to the world of film – when a character walks through a door to the left, they enter the next room from the right to create the impression that the room is ‘real’ Montage Editing: A term used in a number of different ways but here, in contrast to the aforementioned Continuity editing – a style of editing which employs effects to create particular moods or meanings, particularly when shots are crashed together without logical progression or relationships. Eg: The Shower scene in Psycho or Action sequences. Editing...
Use of Narrative to create Suspense and Audience expectations…
Restricted or Unrestricted Narratives determine how much information is released to the Audience at a time… What do they need to know and when?
Eg the Mystery companion Clare (Katie Holmes) has in the opening sequence of “Go” – not revealed until the final quarter as the relevance of it would have challenged the suspense of the central narrative sequences…
Highly constructed Reality which masks its own constructions
Continuity editing which ‘stitches’ the audience into the film
Disruption to Equilibrium – Complication – new Equilibrium
Neater, Higher degree of Narrative Closure
Spacial & Temporal Clarity – Audience aware of Time & Space
Classical Hollywood Narrative
Action Codes: Images or sequences which work as a form of a Visual Shorthand making complex Ideas immediately apparent and carrying the story forward. Enigma Codes: Images/sequences which control how much we know in the story, engaging and holding audience interest. They present puzzles which demand to be solved And The Action Codes Roland Barthes
And the Binary Opposites Vulnerability of those in need of protection Weak Effeminate/Feminine Uncivilised/No ethics Ignore Justice __________________________ On the side of BAD EVIL / Guilt Dishonest Criminality Levi-Strauss Skill & expertise of the hero Strong Masculine Civilised set of ethics Sense of Justice ______________________ On the side of Good Innocence Honest Law abiding