Film theories research for the genre asignment 9ii
FILM THEORIES RESEARCH FOR THE GENRE BY: VERA OSEI
TVZETAN TODOROV( NARRATIVE FILM THEORIST: NARRATIVE STRUCTURE)Tvzetan Todorov is a Franco- Equilibrium: it is a narrative thatBulgarian philosopher. He lived in starts with a state of harmony,France since 1963 with his wife and example a group of people enjoyingtwo children. their live.He loved writing books and essays Disequilibrium: it is a world ofabout thought history, culture stability which involves disruption,theory and literacy theory. example when an evil event happens to character in a movie.He has published a total number of21 books including the poetics of New Equilibrium: it is when the evil inprose in 1971. a movie is removed and it restores harmony.
Film explaining tvzetan’s theory THE SHINING It contrast with disequilibrium because it has some disturbing images in the middle the movieThis describes equilibrium asit has the character enjoying This links with newhimself because he thinks equilibrium as it shows athat everything is perfect. peaceful atmosphere between the characters
Claude Levi-StraussBinary Opposition: This is a sophisticated butimportant idea that will help you understand howideas and meanings are being shaped, created orreinforced in a text. It is a theory of meaning andan idea that can be applied to all texts; it isespecially useful when analysing poetry wheremeaning has been compressed into a very fewwords.
Texas chainsawThis scene is clearly used to This particular scene shows theillustrate fear and danger. audience a basic understandingClose up shot of his face of the movie which links to theexplains what is happening in binary oppositionthe scene without theaudience not even seeing thenext stage
VLADIMIR PROPPCharacters and their purpose in propp’s theory.The villain (struggles against the hero)The donor (prepares the hero or gives the herosome magical object)The (magical) helper (helps the hero in thequest)The princess (person the hero marries, oftensought for during the narrative)Her fatherThe dispatcher (character who makes the lackknown and sends the hero off)The hero or victim/seeker hero, reacts to thedonor, weds the princess
Misery This scene shows a character of a man losing his family and ends up in an accident as he tries to escape the true world.This scene shows the character beenplayed by this woman as a care takerof the sick or a doctor.
HOW THE THEORIES LINK TO OUR GENRE• The genre links to the theories as the themes used in all the theories are included in the decision making, suspense, disgust and fear been created by the group.