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Lecture 6

FS101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Eyeline Match, Pocket Watch, Diegesis


Department
Film Studies
Course Code
FS101
Professor
Katherine Spring
Lecture
6

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FS 101 – Lecture 6: Narraon
Narraon
How the story is told
The process by which the plot conveys or withholds informaon about
the story
Regulates our/audience knowledge about the story
Film style is the vehicle for narraon
Range of Knowledge
Audience knowledge vs. character knowledge
1) Unrestricted (omniscient): the audience knows more than the
characters
oex: Sherlock Jrs mystery of the pocket watch using parallel
eding
oparallel eding, non-diegec voice-over are stylisc elements
used in unrestricted knowledge
2) Restricted: the audience knowledge is equal to the characters
knowledge
oe.g., “Harry Po4er and the Sorcerers Stone” or “Rear Window
oEyeline match, cinematography can be used to withhold
knowledge
Restricted can create a surprise, whereas unrestricted can produce
suspense
Depth of Knowledge
How deeply do we know the characters
1) Objecve: characters external behaviour
2) Subjecve: characters internal experience
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