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English
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ENG100H1
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A Maurice
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Winter

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Chapter 6 Telling Stories: Narrative Films  story  the subject matter or raw material of a narrative, or our reconstruction of the events of a narrative based on what is explicitly shown and ordered in the plot  characters  individuals who motivate the events and perform the actions of the story  plot  the narrative ordering of the events of the story as they appear in the actual work, selected and arranged according to particular temporal, spatial, generic, casual, or other patterns; in narratology, also known by the Russian word syuzhet  narratology  the study of narrative forms, encompassing stories of all kinds, including films; from Russian narratology are derived the terms fabula (story), all the events included in a tale or imagined by the reader or viewer in the order in which they are assumed to have occurred, and syuzhet (plot), the ordering of narrative events in the particular narrative  classical film narrative  a style of narrative filmmaking centered on one or more central characters who propel the plot with a cause-and-effect logic wherein an action generates a reaction; normally plots are developed with linear chronologies directed at definite goals, and the film employs an omniscient or a restricted third-person narration that suggests some degree of verisimilitude  character coherence  a quality created within a fiction of characters displaying behaviour, emotions, and thoughts that appear consistent and coherent  character depth  a quality created within a fiction of characters displaying psychological and social features that distinguish them as rounded and complex in a way that approximates realistic human personalities  protagonist  individuals identified as the positive forces in a film  antagonist  characters who oppose the protagonists as negative forces  archetype  an original model or type, such as Satan as an archetype of evil  stereotype  a character type that simplifies and standardizes perceptions that one group holds about another, often less numerous, powerful, or privileged group  character development  the patterns through which characters in a particular film move from one mental, physical, or social state to another  diegesis  a term that refers to the world of the film’s story (its characters, places, and events), including not only what is shown but also what is implied to have taken place; it comes from the Greek word meaning “narration”  credits  a list at the end of a film of all the personnel involved in a film production, including cast, crew, and executives 
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