helps students to remember who said what
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Narrative is a series of codes that the audience unravel
Narrative goes from equilibrium to disequilibrium (disruption, conflict, resolution) and back to an altered equilibrium
Narrative is a series of narrative functions driven by a set of stock character roles
Narrative is created by constant conflict between binary opposites
Argued in favour of the 'realist' calling of cinema, with objective treatment and documentary style.
Argued in favour of cinema as an expressive art form, where techniques are used to create symbolic meaning; set in opposition to the realist school of film-making
something the audience knows and doesn't need explaining e.g. someone being wheeled out on a stretcher tells us they are going to hospital
something hidden from the audience (creates intrigue)
something that the audience recognize through connotations
narrative follows a clear beginning middle and end
non linear structure
the narrative is not told in a linear form,
may include flashback/flashforward
the audience are left to make sense of the ending
clear defined end
narrative begins and finishes at the same point in the story
closure is brought the story -often a happy ending
established his reputation with docu-dramas which document events from the past using actors and reconstruction. This asks questions of conventional documentary, reflecting deep concern with mainstream media (the 'monoform').
An investigative documentarist who developed a participatory, performative mode of
documentary filmmaking through a distinctive
interview technique used to expose people's real views. Keeps the filmmaking presence to a minimum, normally with a crew of no more than three.
Documentary style which tries to make
them as like the experience of watching a fiction film as possible, though, of course, nothing
is ever set up.' Documentaries are about finding characters that the audience will identify with through invisible film-making, with very little use of voice-over, formal interviews, captions or
incidental music. As the 'eyes' of the audience, this style doesn't like to zoom or pan, and often raises more questions than it offers conclusions.
Linked to a performative or participatory style of documentary-making, with a very visible presence in documentaries Highly committed, overtly polemical, these documentaries take up a clear point of view, what might be called agit-prop documentary, which is justified as providing 'balance' for mainstream media that provides
false information. Part of this approach is to use humour, sometimes to lampoon the
subject of his work and sometimes to recognise that documentaries need to entertain and
hold an audience.