Assignment 6: Simple filmstructure analysisIngrid De Souza
Soul Surfer • A girl is passionate about surfing since a very young age. • She loses one of her arms due to a bit from a shark • Loses hope in surfing after losing in a competition • Comes back from Asia where tsunami hit and receives loads of letters from fans saying how she inspires them • Comes second in a competition, but recognises that she can still surf with the support of her fans.
Has the institution created a text witha conventional narrative structure? • Yes, there is clear linear narrative as the story starts at the beginning and finishes at the end. • Act 1 (set up) • Act 2 (conflict) • Act 3 (resolution) •
B) Explain how the film is implicit or explicit?
How the film uses conventional narrative structure(Act 1) set up
Why have the film makers used this structure? The film makers used this structure because it’s familiar to what the audience are used to watching.What impact does this have on the audience?Soul Surfer is about a real life experience that had happened to a surfer, so thefact that it’s a true story it has a big impact towards the audience. Such as itbeing a hard hitting movie, it is also unexpected and shows that could happento anyone.What audience expectations have they established or challenged byusing this structure?They have established the expectations of the film having a beginning, middleand end. However, towards the end the audience might have expectedBethany to have won in first place but she came in 5 th and was still satisfiedwith that.