film ch 8 The Classical Paradigm

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  1. What narrative structure has dominated the fiction film production since the 1910s?
    classical paradigm
  2. The model is called "_________" because it's a norm of actual practice, not necessarily because of a high degree of artistic excellence.
    classical
  3. Derived from the (1)____ _______, the (2)_________ paradigm is a set of conventions, not rules.
    • 1. live theater
    • 2. classical
  4. The classical paradigm narrative model is based on a (1)___________, who initiations the (2)______, and an (3)__________, who resists it.
    • 1. protagonist
    • 2. action
    • 3. antagonist
  5. Most films in the classical paradigm form begin with an implied (1)________ question. We want to know how the (2)___________ will get what he or she wants in the face of considerable opposition.The following scenes intensify this (3)________ in a rising pattern of action. This escalation is treated in terms of (4)_____-______, with each scene implying a link to the next.
    • 1. dramatic
    • 2. protagonist
    • 3. conflict
    • 4. cause-effect
  6. The classical paradigm emphasizes dramatic (1)_____, plausible (2)___________, and (3)_________ of its constituent parts.
    • 1. unity
    • 2. motivations
    • 3. coherence
  7. To add urgency to the conflict, filmmakers sometimes include some kind of ________, thus intensifying the emotion.
    deadline
  8. During the (1)________ era especially, classical structures often featured (2)______ plot lines, in which a (3)________ ____ story was developed to parallel the main line of (4)______.
    • 1. Hollywood
    • 2. double
    • 3. romantic love
    • 4. action
  9. The inverted V structure of the classical paradigm was diagrammed by the German scholar ______ _______
    Gustav Freytag
  10. Classical plot structures are (1)______ and often take the form of a (2)______, a (3)_____, or a (4)______.
    • 1. linear
    • 2. journey
    • 3. chase
    • 4. search
  11. Foreign films are more interested (1)_______ characters, while classical films are more interested in (2)____-________ characters.
    • 1. passive
    • 2. goal-oriented
  12. According to Syd Field, the narrative structure of a movie can be broken down into how many acts?
    three
  13. In Syn Field's narrative structure breakdown, what is Act I?
    set up
  14. In Syn Field's narrative breakdown, the first act establishes the dramatic (1)_______: What is the main character's (2)____ and what (3)_________ are likely to get in the way of its attainment?
    • 1. premise
    • 2. goal
    • 3. obstacles
  15. In Syn Field's narrative structure breakdown, what is Act II?
    Confrontation
  16. In Syn Field's narrative breakdown, the second act consist of the middle (1)___ quarters of the story, with a major reversal of fortune at the midpoint.
    This portion of the screenplay complicates the conflict with (2)____ ______ and an increasing sense of urgency, showing the main character fighting against (3)_________.
    • 1. two
    • 2. plot twists
    • 3. obstacles
  17. In Syn Field's narrative structure breakdown, what is Act III?
    resolution
  18. In Syn Field's narrative breakdown,the third act constitutes the (1)_____ quarter of the story. This section (2)__________ what happens as a result of the (3)_________ confrontation.
    • 1. final
    • 2. dramatizes
    • 3. climactic
  19. Which movie's plot fits Freytag's inverted V structure as well as Field's three-act lay approach?
    Buster Keaton's, The General

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