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Department
Film Studies
Course
FS103
Professor
Sandra Annett
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 3 S.I. session Monday Sept. 30 from 7-9pm room L2-207 Key Element for Film Noir: camera angles, does the camera film people straight on or is it tilted? -Are people seen in close ups, or far away in extreme long shots? -Read cinematography chapter if you can Narrative Structure: events are ordered in a systematic way. In genre film often follow a particular pattern Syuzhet: the selection and ordering of the actions explicitly presented on screen. Includes the main plot, sub-plot(s), and flashbacks Fabula: the chronological narrative in its entirety, that implicitly stands behind the events depicted. Includes the character’s back-story Three Act Structure Act one: Exposition, set up and intro. Of the protagonist  turning point Act Two: complications, problems arise, often caused by the antagonist  climax Act three: action leading to resolution and the denouement, or results - Film may provide closure or be open-ended Four-Part Structure 1) Exposition: intro of pro- and antagonists and their world Initial turning point 2) Complicating action: does not lead directly to climax, but to another  Major turning point halfway through 3) Development: character must change goals or face additional struggles  Climax 4) Epilogue: what happened afterwards Episotic Narrative  Instead of cause-effect structure and build to climax, presents a series of episodes  In comedy and animation shorts, episodes may be a series of gags - E.x. Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner in “the Fast and the Furry-ous” (Jones, 1949) - Repetition and anticipations is used as a narrative structure  In drama, episodes follow a character w/o a single fixed goal going about their life - Anti-hero Frame Narrative  “story within a story”  A character tells a story and the film’s development takes place in flashback or as visualizations  E.g. inception, the notebook, Forrest Gump City Lights: 4 part or episotic? 4part- 1) Exposition: meet the tramp  Turning point: meets the flower girl 2) Complicating action: meets millionaire, tries to convince flower girl he’s rich - Major turning point: finding out about the flower girl’s debt, illness 3) Development: street sweepers, boxing - Climax: tramp gets arrested as a supposed robber 4) Epilogue: flower girl can see, tramp is out of jail, they re
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