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GCSE Film narrative lesson

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  • GCSE FILMNarrative and Plot
  • Narrative• Narrative is the story• Beginning – middle - endi.e. Peter Parker becomes Spiderman – he battles the Green Goblin – saves the day, gets the girlWhat are some other Superhero film narratives?Are any of them iconic?
  • Plot• Plot is how the story is constructed, it tells the individual characters stories, often as Sub- Plotsi.e. Peter has always loved Mary-Jane and starts to What are the plots and sub- charm her as Spidey. Peter plots of other Superhero must also deal with his films? guilt over his Uncles death. Etc...
  • • The term narrative is often confused with the term plot, but theyre not the same thing. If I tell you that the king died, and then the queen died, thats not plot, thats narrative. But, if I tell you that the king died, and then the queen died of grief, thats plot."
  • • Linear narrative = the structure is in order i.e. beginning, middle, end• Non-linear = out of order i.e. end, middle, beginning• Flashback = characters remember past events to help show audience what happened. Flashbacks are non- linear
  • • Parallel narratives = two or more characters share different stories centring on the same event• Formulaic = film contains the same codes, conventions and iconography as others in the genre
  • Task• As a scriptwriter for a major Hollywood studio you are tasked with coming up with a new Superhero Film1. Invent the Origin Story for your hero. Discuss this with a friend, do you keep origin secret from audience or start the film with it?2. Write a brief synopsis for your film. Include details about the narrative and plots