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Department
Film Studies
Course
Film Studies 1020E
Professor
Janelle Blankenship
Semester
Fall

Description
Classical Hollywood Narrative 13 November 2012 Character Oriented Coherence in terms of abstract values (determination, treachery, etc.) Logical relation between inner/mental life and visible actions Characters reflect social/historical assumptions about “normal” behavior Protagonist vs. Antagonist Goal Oriented “Classical Hollywood Cinema presents psychologically defined individuals who struggle to solve clear-cut problems or to attain specific goals. In the course of this struggle, the characters enter into conflict with others or with external circumstances.” (David Bordwell) Based on “Cause and Effect” Structure Story: Defined by cause and effect, understanding of action as achieving
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