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Takeaway homework task 2
Task 2: Identify key terms we have used in this topic and write a dictionary of terms.
SOCIAL REALISM – Ordinary people with ordinary problems. An example of this is the director of
Harry Brown uses social realism to project his views on society. Another term for this is an urban
STEREOTYPES – A view or opinion on a particular type of person or thing which is held as fact. An
example of this is teenagers lack respect. This is evident when Noel is being interrogated and he
refuses to answer their questions in an ill manner.
BINARY OPPOSITES – Opposing forces clashing against each other in order to drive the narrative
forward. Some examples of this are truth verses lies and old versus youth.
MORAL PANIC – The media drum up panic about society. This can include knife crime and events
which affect society’s well being.
VIGILANTE JUSTICE – Someone who takes the law into their own hands and often commits crimes
themselves. This may occur because they are taking their own revenge in an unlawful way.
ACTION CODE – This is when you know something is going to happen in terms of the narrative. Some
examples are certain noises and the loading of a gun.
ENIGMA CODE – We as the audience have questions as to what happens next. An example of this is
‘What will Harry do after seeing the video of his best friend being killed?’
EQUILIBRIUM – This is when things are balanced such as opposing forces.
Disequilibrium – This is when the balance has been disrupted and often leads to chain of events.
CONVENTIONAL – What the audience expects. It sticks to what is expected from a film. For example
the narrative has a protagonist and an antagonist.
UNCONVENTIONAL – The structure or narrative does not stick to what is expected from a film. For
example the film does not have a new equilibrium.
OMNI NARRATIVE – The audience knows everything about the plot and there are no surprises or
twists in the narrative.
RESTRICTED NARRATIVE – The audience is restricted to certain plot points in the film. This adds an
element of surprise. It also means the audience will have more questions as they watch the film. An
example of this is we as the audience do not know who killed Frank Carter in Get Carter.
GOAL ORIENTED PLOT – There is something which needs to be achieved. This can often drive the
narrative as the protagonist seeks the goal. An example of this is Jack Carter wants to know what
happens to Frank Carter.