Samuel Penn
Narrative structures
Anti-realist
Anti-realist films focus on the aspect of
being able to provide a theme of escape-
ism and something other th...
Linear
An linear narrative simply refers to a story that is
told in chronological order; a film that is told as the
events...
Closed ending
This refers to a film in which the main conflict is
solved at the end and does not leave the viewers
hanging...
Single strand narrative
A single strand narrative refers to a narrative that
only tells one story and has no other focusse...
Realist
Films that try to maintain a certain level of realism
in their storytelling. An example of this would be
Schindler...
Multi-strand narrative
This refers to a story which focusses on more than
one storyline and possibly has multiple main
cha...
Open ending
Where the film is not resolved at the end as to lead
on to more of a story. An example of this kind of
narrati...
Non-linear
This refers to a narrative which is not told in
chronological order and may include things such as
flashbacks t...
How are narrative structures shown
in teaser trailers?
As a teaser trailer is not for actually showing many
key points in ...
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Narrative structures (1)

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Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Samuel Penn Narrative structures
  • 2. Anti-realist Anti-realist films focus on the aspect of being able to provide a theme of escape- ism and something other than a realist environment. This expands the possibilities for film ideas by not being bound by real-world limitations or issues. An example of an anti-realist film would be Star wars.
  • 3. Linear An linear narrative simply refers to a story that is told in chronological order; a film that is told as the events happen. An example of this is Batman Begins (2005).
  • 4. Closed ending This refers to a film in which the main conflict is solved at the end and does not leave the viewers hanging as the story is concluded.
  • 5. Single strand narrative A single strand narrative refers to a narrative that only tells one story and has no other focusses than the main events that are happening in the story. An example of this would be taken.
  • 6. Realist Films that try to maintain a certain level of realism in their storytelling. An example of this would be Schindler’s list.
  • 7. Multi-strand narrative This refers to a story which focusses on more than one storyline and possibly has multiple main characters. An example of a film like this is SAW.
  • 8. Open ending Where the film is not resolved at the end as to lead on to more of a story. An example of this kind of narrative is the Incredibles.
  • 9. Non-linear This refers to a narrative which is not told in chronological order and may include things such as flashbacks to fully explain a story. An example of this can be seen with the Jason Bourne series.
  • 10. How are narrative structures shown in teaser trailers? As a teaser trailer is not for actually showing many key points in a film production, and is actually purely to tease an audience and generate hype for the film, it is not very likely that the narrative structure of the entire product will actually be presented. However the structures that can be seen being used within the trailers for action films themselves tend to be that of simple, single-strand narratives and a realist environment . It generally keeps to single strand in trailers to avoid confusing the audience too much and the realist environment with bits of action packed in to make it fast-paced and exciting.