FMS 100 Chapter 3

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What is the primary relationship of a narrative film to its audience?
that of a storyteller. They are films based on screenplays in which nearly every behavior and spoken line are predetermined.
What distinguishes narrative films from these other kinds of movies?
narrative films are directed toward fiction to engage and entertain audiences.
what is the difference between narrative film and documentary film?
narrative film begins with a commitment to dramatic storytelling. Documentary film is more concerned with the recording of reality, the education of viewers, or the presentation of political or social analyses.
Who originally coined the term "documentary" in 1926
John Grierson
Factual Films
present people, places or processes in straightforward ways meant to entertain and instruct without unduly influencing audiences.
four basic approaches to film
factual, instructional, persuasive, and propaganda.
instructional films
seek to educate viewers about common interests, rather than persuading them to accept particular ideas.
persuasive films
originally called documentary films, concerned with with presenting a particular perspective on social issues or with corporate and governmental injustice of any kind.
propaganda films
systematically disseminate deceptive or distorted information.
direct cinema
nonfiction filmmaking style that eschews interviewers and even limit the use of narrators.
"Ken Burns Effect"
where the camera glides and framing tightens emphasizing details and link them to the narration and historical observations.
experimental movies
attempt to capture the innovative spirit of an approach to movie making that plays with the medium.
List two of Camper's common qualities of experimental cinema.
Experimental films are not commercial and Experimental films are personal
what four subgenres did Deren favor?
formal, self-reflexive, the satirical, and the sexual
what are the three basic types of animation?
hand-drawn, stop-motion and digital
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