22 terms

Looking at Movies Chapter 3


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Narrative Movie
Directed toward fiction, based on plays.
Documentary Movie
Recording reality, educating viewers, political/social analyses/ non-fiction
Factual Film
Presents people, places, or procedures in straight forward ways
Instructional Films
Seek to educate viewers about common interests
Persuasive Films
Persuade audience to oppose the practice of something
Propaganda Film
Systematically disseminate deceptive or distorted information
Direct Cinema
Eschew interviewers/ limit the use of narrators. Small portable cameras
Experimental movies
Non traditional
stream of consciousness
Captures the unedited flow of experience through the mind
Self-reflexive films
Those that represent their own conditions of production
Hybrid movie
Blurs borders among experimental, documentary and narrative
The categorization of narrative films by the stories they tell/the way we tell them
Story formula
The way a movie's story is structured. It's plot.
Character types
Specific types of characters
Where a movie's action is located and how that environment is portrayed
Animated films
Generic transformation
The process by which a particular genre is adapted to meet the expectations of a changing society
Four main meanings of a narrative
Story, movie, way of structuring fictional or fictionalized stories presented in film, broader concept that both includes and goes beyond the first 3
Six traits of experimental films
Invite individual, interpretation, not commercial, personal, non-traditional nor conforming, exploit possibilities of cinema, critique culture and media
Hybrid films blur 3 types
Experimental, documentary, and narrative
6 major American movie genres
Western, Horror, SciFi, Musical, gangster, Film Noir
6 sets of conventions that define a genre
Setting, theme, story formula, stars, character types and presentation