Assignment 6:   Simple Film    NarrativeStructure Analysis      By Nicole Lewis
What To Expect When      You’re Expecting• A story about five women that get pregnant.• Jules Baxter is a famous weight lo...
Has the institution created a text with     conventional narrative structure.• Yes, the institution is a clear linear narr...
How the films use conventional     narrative. (ACT 1)Jules Baxter dancing   Holly and her husband     Wendy Cooper and her...
How the films use conventionalnarrative. (ACT 1) Continued.Skyler Cooper with her husband       Rosie and her old boyfrien...
How the films use conventional     narrative. (ACT 2)• Jules and Evan have    • Holly loses her job.     • Wendy finds out...
How the films use conventionalnarrative. (ACT 2) Continued.• Skyler finds out she is having   • Rosie miscarries.  twins. ...
How the films use conventional     narrative. (ACT 3)Evan comes back in        • Holly helps Alex      Wendy admits thatti...
How the films use conventionalnarrative. (ACT 3) Continued.• Skyler delivers her children with   Rosie meets Marco at the ...
Why have the film makers      done this?• The film makers have done this as it is a typical  structure.• It is a safe way ...
What impact does this    have on the audience?• It makes the audience feel secure, like they know  what ever drama that is...
What audience expectations have they established       or challenged by using this structure?• You expect some drama to ha...
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  1. 1. Assignment 6: Simple Film NarrativeStructure Analysis By Nicole Lewis
  2. 2. What To Expect When You’re Expecting• A story about five women that get pregnant.• Jules Baxter is a famous weight lost instructor. She’s also a contest on the new dance show where she find out she is pregnant after sleeping with her dance partner.• Holly is an photographer who adopts a baby abroad to later find out that he husband is having second thoughts.• Wendy Cooper finally gets pregnant after two years of trying.• Skyler Cooper is the young step mother to Wendy Copper’s husband Gary Copper. Who gets pregnant with twins.• Rosie is a young adult who reunites with her old flame. She later gets pregnant and suffers a miscarriage.
  3. 3. Has the institution created a text with conventional narrative structure.• Yes, the institution is a clear linear narrative that has three parts:• Act 1-Introducing the characters. Suggest that something is going to happen.• Act 2-Conflict and trouble.• Act 3-Happy ending, everything gets resolved.• The film is explicit because it has the set up, conflict then a happy ending
  4. 4. How the films use conventional narrative. (ACT 1)Jules Baxter dancing Holly and her husband Wendy Cooper and herwith Evan before she Alex watch Jules Baxter husband Gary watchfounds out she was on the dance show. Jules Baxter on thepregnant. dance show.
  5. 5. How the films use conventionalnarrative. (ACT 1) Continued.Skyler Cooper with her husband Rosie and her old boyfriend MarcoRamsey telling her step son she is going on their first date since thepregnant. break-up.
  6. 6. How the films use conventional narrative. (ACT 2)• Jules and Evan have • Holly loses her job. • Wendy finds out many arguments • Alex lets it slip that being pregnant isnt ending with him he may not be ready all that great. leaving. for a child. • She feels like she is• Starts having competing with contractions with Ramseys wife who is Evan in another state. also pregnant. • Loses a lot of blood, while giving birth.
  7. 7. How the films use conventionalnarrative. (ACT 2) Continued.• Skyler finds out she is having • Rosie miscarries. twins. • Couldnt stand to be next to• Has to deal with her husband Marco. competing with his son.
  8. 8. How the films use conventional narrative. (ACT 3)Evan comes back in • Holly helps Alex Wendy admits thattime for Jules water to through his doubts pregnancy is hard,break. on adopt. which has a good affect • They go to Ethiopia on her shop. to get their child.
  9. 9. How the films use conventionalnarrative. (ACT 3) Continued.• Skyler delivers her children with Rosie meets Marco at the hospital, no effort at all. they agree to go out again.• She puts a stop to Ramsey and Garys competing.
  10. 10. Why have the film makers done this?• The film makers have done this as it is a typical structure.• It is a safe way of getting high ratings and views.
  11. 11. What impact does this have on the audience?• It makes the audience feel secure, like they know what ever drama that is going on it going to be resolved.• It helps them set up for a trouble. You know after they introduce the characters something is going to happen, so you are prepared.
  12. 12. What audience expectations have they established or challenged by using this structure?• You expect some drama to happen.• They have challenged that even though it is a comedy, miscarriage can still be present in it.• You expect a happy ending.• At the end, you find out that everyone has a connection with each other one way for another.• Ramsey and Skyler are married. Gary, Ramseys son, is married to Wendy. Skylers cousin is Rosie, who is has a growing relationship with Marco. Gary was on Jules weight loss program. Jules was Evan dance partner on a dance competition show. She is now pregnant with his child. Wendys photographer is Holly, who is married to Alex and Wendy suggests that Skyler use Holly for her baby photos

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