Looking At Movies Terms Chapter 4
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The act of telling the story of the film.
Who or what tells the story of a film.
Narration by an actual character in the movie.
Narration heard concurrently over a scene.
A form of narration in which an on-screen character looks and speaks directly to the audience.
Narration delivered from outside of the diegesis.
Providing a third-person view of all aspects of a movie's action or characters.
Providing a view from the perspective of a single character.
A cinematic structure in which content is selected and arranged in a cause-and-effect sequence of events o
Any of the beings who play functional roles within the plot.
A narratively significant objective pursued by the protagonist.
A complex character possessing a lot of traits.
A relatively uncomplicated character exhibiting few distinct traits.
The primary character whose pursuit of the goal provides the structural foundation of a movie's story.
events, circumstances, and actions that impede a protagonist's pursuit of the goal.
In a narrative screenplay, the state of character and setting before the inciting incident.
The character, creature, or force that obstructs or resists the protagonist's pursuit of their goal.
In a conventional narrative, that which is at risk as a consequence of the protagonist's pursuit of the goal.
The development of the action of the narrative toward a climax.
A critical turning point in a story in which the protagonist must engage a seemingly insurmountable obstacle.
The highest point of conflict in a conventional narrative; the protagonist's ultimate attempt to attain the goal.
The concluding narrative events that follow the climax and celebrate or otherwise reflect upon story outcomes.
In a movie, all the events we see or hear on the screen.
The total world of a story-the events, characters, objects, settings, and sounds that form the world in which the story occurs.
An element- event, character, object, setting, sound- that helps form the world in which the story occurs.
The specific actions and events in the story.
Something that we see and hear on the screen that comes from outside the world of the story.
A fictional history behind the cinematic narrative that is presented onscreen.
A quantity of time.
The amount of time that the entire narrative arc of a movie's story.
The elapsed time of the events within a story that a film chooses to tell
The amount of time that it has taken to present the movie's plot on-screen.
A time relationship in which screen duration is shorter than plot duration.
The actual time during which something takes place.
A time relationship in which the screen duration is longer than plot duration.
The passage of time within a movie, as conveyed and manipulated by editing.
A taking unawares that is potentially shocking.
the anxiety brought on by partial uncertainty.
The number of times that a story element recurs in a plot.
Any image that a director periodically repeats in a movie (with or without variations) to help stabilize the narrative.
The time and space in which the story takes place.
The overall range of a story.