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Presenter Information

Shelby Gremel

Location

SURC Room 135

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Narrative Elements, Films, comparison

Abstract

Using the narrative elements of film, I analyzed the movie Back to the Future, looking at the different narrative elements as compared to Toy Story, The Princess Bride, and Breakfast at Tiffany's. All four movies, although different stylistically, function in a similar way narratively. Through the use of scope, setting, event order, and diegetic/non-diegetic elements, Back to the Future gives the audience a story that is easy to follow, yet still suspenseful and surprising.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Johnson, Melissa

Additional Mentoring Department

Film and Video Studies

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May 15th, 4:30 PM May 15th, 4:50 PM

Narrating a Story

SURC Room 135

Using the narrative elements of film, I analyzed the movie Back to the Future, looking at the different narrative elements as compared to Toy Story, The Princess Bride, and Breakfast at Tiffany's. All four movies, although different stylistically, function in a similar way narratively. Through the use of scope, setting, event order, and diegetic/non-diegetic elements, Back to the Future gives the audience a story that is easy to follow, yet still suspenseful and surprising.