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narration

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the process through which the plot conveys or withholds story information. It can be more or less restricted to character knowledge and more or less deep in presenting characters' mental perceptions and thoughts.

narrative film

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a film that tells a story, as opposed to poetic film.

narrative form

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a type of filmic organization in which the parts relate to each other through a series of causally related events taking place in a specific time and space.

naturalism

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a theory of literature and film which supposes a scientific determinism such that the actions of character are predetermined by biological, sociological, economic, or psychological laws. Not to be confused with realism.

neorealism

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a style of filmmaking identified with Italian directors such as Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti in the mid- and late 1940's and characterized by the use of nonprofessional actors, location shooting, and some hand-held camerawork, and political messages.


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