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Narrative Construction in TV

Narrative Construction in TV

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Published by Julie Thrasher
Powerpoint with questions about narrative construction in TV Drama - relating also to SPooks s03 e10
Powerpoint with questions about narrative construction in TV Drama - relating also to SPooks s03 e10

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Published by: Julie Thrasher on Mar 05, 2009
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Conventions of 
 
Narrative inNarrative in
 TV DRAMA TV DRAMA
 
Conventions of a complete narrative
Here is the start of a simple narrative: a couple wake up and godownstairs to breakfast. They do not realise that they are beingwatched by terrorists.
What happens next? Create a narrative in no more than fivesentences.Which standard narrative conventions have you used?
You might have come up with the following narrative conventions:
 Beginning, middle and ending;Characters – some good, some bad;
Probably a happy ending.
Why do most stories end happily?
 
Prompts....Looking at Spooks S3 E10
This feels like the beginning of a narrative. Why?What starts as an ordinary, everyday morning, issuddenly threatened – a standard way of beginninga narrative. Why?Audience involvement through the danger that isset up. We are automatically being encouraged totake sides. Binary opposition?Are any other binary oppositions established?

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