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Narrative Form
A type of filmic organization in which the parts relate to one another through a series of causally related events taking place in time and space
Story
The set of all events in a narrative, both the ones explicitly presented and those the viewer infers
Plot
Everything visibly and audibly present in the film before us
Diegesis
The world of the film's story; events that are presumed to have occurred and actions and spaces NOT shown onscreen
Nondiegetic Elements
Objects that are represented as being outside the world of the narrative
Traits
Attitudes, skills, habits, tastes, psychological drives, and many other qualities that distinguish the character
Space
Setting of the story as well as places named but not seen in the film
Exposition
Portion of the plot that lays out important story events and character traits in the opening situation
Goal-Oriented Plot
A character takes steps to achieve a desired object or state of affairs
Narration
The plot's way of distributing story information in order to achieve specific effects
Restricted Range of Narration
Spectators know only what the main character(s) know
Unrestricted Range of Narration
Spectators know more than any characters know
Narrator
Some specific agent who purports to be telling us the story
Ellipsis
The shortening of plot duration achieved by omitting some story duration in narrative films