Lydia Bedding
Narrative refers to the different types of
story structure that genres employ as well as
the actual story-telling devices...
Russian theorist Tzvetan Todorov suggests
that all narratives follow a four part
structure.
Equilibrium; how the place an...
TODOROV’S THEORY CAN BE APPLIED TO HORROR FILMS
SUCH AS SWEENY TODD.
1. Benjamin Barker returns to London after 15 years ...
 The basic narrative structure of a film
trailer can be simply shortened to this:
 Opening
 Build Up
 Problem‡
 Event...
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Narrative structures of film trailers

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Lydia Bedding
  • 2. Narrative refers to the different types of story structure that genres employ as well as the actual story-telling devices and narrative moments which they are associated with. There are different structures of narratives such as linear, which means there will be a clear beginning, middle and end. Aristole identified the basic linear line structure. He observed that the middle section may involve some crisis resolved at the end of the story. There are circular narrative structures which means the beginning is the same as the end of the film. Seen in the play Blood Brothers and ‘The Hangover’.
  • 3. Russian theorist Tzvetan Todorov suggests that all narratives follow a four part structure. Equilibrium; how the place and characters begin at the start of the story. Disequilibrium; a disruption to the equilibrium. Recognition (of the disruption) Resolution; plan to resolve the disequilibrium. Restoration of equilibrium; the story returns back to the beginning.
  • 4. TODOROV’S THEORY CAN BE APPLIED TO HORROR FILMS SUCH AS SWEENY TODD. 1. Benjamin Barker returns to London after 15 years arrest in Australia under the new identity of Sweeny Todd, hoping to regain a new normal life. (Equilibrium) 2. However when in Fleet Street he learns by (Mrs Lovett) that his wife poisoned herself after Jude Turpin (who falsely charged Benjamin) raped her. He also learns that the judge is the legal guardian of his daughter. (Disequilibrium) 3. Todd decides to reopen his barber shop but can not help but feel angry towards Judge Turpin and lets his anger get the better of him when he murders a man who blackmails him and misses and opportunity to murder judge Turpin. (Recognition). 4. Todd then turns his revenge to the entire world and vents his murderous rage on his customers whilst waiting until he can kill judge Turpin. Mrs Lovett then comes up with the plan of using dead bodies in her pies in order to make more money and improve her business, this they both benefit from the situation. (Repair/solution). 5. At the end of the story Todd kills what seems to be a beggar women and Turpin. However the beggar woman turned out to be his wife, that miss Lovett lied about her dying so Todd throws Miss Lovett into the furnace. Whilst cradling his dead wife Todd lets a boy named Toby kill him so Todd can be at peace with his wife. (Restoration)
  • 5.  The basic narrative structure of a film trailer can be simply shortened to this:  Opening  Build Up  Problem‡  Events  Ending

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