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Movie Character Analysis & Key Terms
ReviewTerms you already know characterization-characters are understood as a product of their appearance, gestures and actions, dialogue, and comments of other characters, and incidental features. classical film narrative-actions, behaviors, and desires of a character create casual logic, whereby one action or event leads to another action or event
ReviewTerms you already know -character coherence-the product of different psychological, historical, or other expectations that see people as fundamentally consistent and unique -evaluate this based on: values, actions, behaviors -character doubling-when 2 characters become mirror images of each other -Film characterization reflects certain historical and cultural values.
New Terms Pertaining Characters -Character grouping refers to social arrangement of characters in relation to each other. -Protagonists=positive force/ Antagonist=negative force -Social hierarchies come into play in the arrangements of film characters. -When social groupings are more important than individual characters, the collective character of the individuals in the group is primarily defined in terms of the group's action and personality.
New Terms Pertaining Characters -Character types= characters that share distinguishing features with each other. (prominent across genres) -Character types convey clear psychological or social connotations that imply cultural values. -Figurative typescharacters so exaggerated or reduced that they no longer seem at all realistic and instead seem more like abstractions. -Archetypea reflection of a spiritual or abstract state or process, such as when a character represents evil or oppression -Movement from figurative type to stereotype occurs when a film reduces a realistic character to a set of static traits. -Public images of actors correlates to how we see them promoted within society.
New Terms Pertaining Characters -Character developmentthe patterns through which characters move from one mental, physical, or social state to another in a particular film. -Character development usually follows one of four schemes: internal/external change and progressive/regressive developments. -Character development is frequently symptomatic of the larger society in which the character lives.