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Critical Approaches to Film. Lesson 9 Narrative recap The Last Picture Show. http://www.totalfilm.com/features/50-worst-movie-endings. Reminder. Exercise draft deadline = 6 th December Exercise final deadline = 13 th December Cover sheet on socs -media & on the website

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Critical approaches to film

Critical Approaches to Film

Lesson 9

Narrative recap

The Last Picture Show



Reminder

Exercise draft deadline = 6th December

Exercise final deadline = 13th December

Cover sheet on socs-media & on the website

Submit by 4pm at Atrium Reception

Use terminology

Analysis not description

Meaning generated through formal elements


Narrative
Narrative

Hollywood

Art Cinema/ European

Loose cause and effect

Open/ambiguous endings

Ambiguous characters, often lacking defined desires/goals

Plot subordinate to character

Psychological or social realism

Experimentation (less formulaic)

  • Strong cause-and-effect

  • High degree of narrative closure

  • Psychologically rounded, goal-driven characters

  • Character subordinate to plot

  • Fictional world governed by spatial and temporal verisimilitude

  • Familiar rules, codes, conventions

  • Heterosexual romance normally present as main plot or subplot




Peter Bogdanovich


  • the style of the film

  • the principal themes

  • the film’s representation of the past.

  • Narrative: whether you can identify any influences from classical Hollywood and European art cinema


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