Mythical Structure of Narration, Cinematic Elements, Film Genres
The first part of this chapter presents the mythical structure of narration, based on the work of Carl Jung on archetypes and the structure of selfhood, applied by Joseph Campbell in writing on myths and by Christopher Vogler on the practical guide for screenplays. This is illustrated in discussions on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Erin Brockovich (2000). The second part considers cinematic language and the difference between narrative and documentary films. Presented is Inside Job (Charles H. Ferguson, 2010), an influential documentary depicting the financial world. Some differences in approaching narrative and documentary films are illustrated by considering different narrative film adaptations of a stock-market manipulation (Boiler Room, 2000), (The Wolf of Wall Street, 2013), and a documentary on the same story (The Real Wolf of Wall Street, 2014). The third part of this chapter presents various approaches to narrative film, involving discussions on: Jaws (1975), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Funny Games (1997, 2007), Noah (2014) and Arrival (2016).
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