Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narrative Conventions
Three aspects of narrative
1. Narrative as representation
(cinematic world, diegesis, characters,
2. Narrative as structure
(plot vs. story, plot as pattern)
3. Narrative as act of presenting the story
(narration, subjectivity, point of view)
Viewers should not be confused about
space, time, or events.
Cause and effect connections are
direct and complete.
Characters are goal-oriented, active,
and invite identification.
Heterosexual romance + ___________
Loose ends are tied up, often through
Viewers become absorbed in
the story without thinking
about how the movie is