Classical Narrative Movies

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Classic Narrative: n classic narrative the events in the film are organised around enigma and resolution. At the beginning an event takes place disrupting the social world. It is the task of the film story to resolve the disruption and create a new social world. There are 8 important elements to class narrative film making: The film has a beginning where social harmony is disrupted. It begins with an enigma when something happens which starts the story. For example, (i) a person is killed, or (ii) something is stolen, or (iii) something dangerous going to happen. The film has a middle, where the everything tries to resolve the enigma. Here the starting event is expanded. (For example, usually a hero, (i) investigates who killed the person and why, or (ii investigates who stole the money and why, or (iii) tries to stop the dangerous event. The film has an end where the enigma is resolved, and social harmony is restored. The end of the film explains all that has happened in the film. (For example, the end of the film (i) explains who killed and why, or (ii) explains who stole and why, or (iii) shows the danger is stopped.) Events on the film follow one another in a sequence of cause and effect. Time is chronological: time moves in one direction, forward. Time in classic narrative film looks like natural time. With natural time the sun rises in the morning, crosses the sky and goes down in the evening to be followed by night. Time in classic narrative moves in a similar manner to everyday time.The actions of the people in the film are the reason why things happen in classic narrative films. The actions of people create a series of cause and effects. (Action A causes B. B then causes action C. Action C causes D, and D causes action EÉ and so on to the end of the film.) There is always a hero seen in classic narrative film The actions of the hero are the most
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