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Unconventional Narrative Structures

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Unconventional Narrative Structures

  1. 1. Alternative Narrative Structures
  2. 2. Frame Narrative The Notebook
  3. 3. • Titanic • The Princess Bride • Raging Bull • Citizen Kane • The Life of Pi • Inception • Slumdog Millionaire Frame Narrative
  4. 4. Episodic Narrative The 400 Blows
  5. 5. Open-ended Narrative Inception
  6. 6. • The 400 Blows • The Graduate • Manhattan • 2001: A Space Odyssey • Taxi Driver • Mulholland Drive • City Lights Open-ended Narrative
  7. 7. Nonlinear Narrative Pulp Fiction
  8. 8. • 500 Days of Summer • Annie Hall • Memento • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind • Blue Valentine • The Prestige • Citizen Kane Nonlinear Narrative
  9. 9. Three-Act and Nonlinear 500 Days of Summer
  10. 10. Network Narrative Crash
  11. 11. • Pulp Fiction • Love Actually • Traffic • Babel • The Help • Diner • Hannah and Her Sisters Network Narrative
  12. 12. Variations on Narrative Conventions
  13. 13. • Clarity • Unity • Characters • Closure Conventions
  14. 14. Viewers should not be confused about setting, time, events, or character motivations. Conventions: Clarity Forest Gump
  15. 15. Lack of Clarity Donnie Darko
  16. 16. • Mulholland Drive • Rashomon • Citizen Kane • Fight Club • Adaptation • Synechdoche, New York • The Tree of Life • 2001: A Space Odyssey Lack of Clarity
  17. 17. Connections between cause and effect must be direct and complete. Conventions: Unity Spiderman (2002)
  18. 18. Lack of Unity Mulholland Drive
  19. 19. • Last Year at Marienbad • Memento • Reservoir Dogs • Synechdoche, New York • Upstream Color Lack of Unity
  20. 20. They should invite viewer identification, be active, and seek goals. Conventions: Characters Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  21. 21. Unconventional Characterization The Wolf of Wall Stree
  22. 22. • Taxi Driver • There Will Be Blood • Drive • A Clockwork Orange • The Graduate • Blue Jasmine • Young Adult Unconventional Characterization
  23. 23. Third acts and epilogues should tie up loose ends and answer all questions. Conventions: Closure The Shawshank Redemption
  24. 24. Open-ended Narrative Inception

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