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Looking At Movies Chapter 3
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What are the four related ways we can define the term narrative?
Type of movie
A way of structuring fictional stories
Broader concept that both includes and goes beyond any of these applications
What are the main differences between the 3 basic types of movies?
Narrative films are directed towards fiction
Documentary films focus on reality
Experimental films seek to defy categorization
What are the four basic approaches to documentary cinema?
What is direct cinema?
Direct cinema is actual dialogue footage. For example, putting a microphone on a sidewalk and hearing people daily conversations. This differs from interview- based documentary because the dialogue is somewhat scripted.
What are Fred Campers six characteristics that most experimental films share?
Not comercial (low budget),
Personal to the creator
Do not conform to conventional expectations,
Critique culture and media
Invite individual interpretation
Exploit the possibilities of the cinema
What is a hybrid movie?
Hybrid movies are a combinations of all three types of movies
What are some ways that documentary, narrative, and experimental films intersect?
they approach an inevitable and desirable aspect of cinematic evolution
What is genre?
The categorization of narrative films by the stories they tell and the ways they tell them
How does genre affect the way movies are made and received?
Genre offers familiar story formulas, conventions, themes and conflicts
What are the six sets of conventions used to define and classify film genres?
What are the formal and narrative elements common to each of the six movie genres?
Involve filmic realities
Evolve with time
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