Movies 101: Session 4: Narrative Structure

Part of Movies 101: How Films Communicate. Recommended for adults ages 18 and over.


Digital Streaming Room Mon, Apr 20 12:00 PM
Digital Streaming Room Tue, Apr 21 12:00 PM
Digital Streaming Room Fri, Apr 24 12:00 PM
Digital Streaming Room Thu, May 14 10:00 AM
Event Info
Michigan Films


While we often expect the action of films to unfold in chronological order, there are many other possibilities. In our final session, we will look at various components of film narrative and how they can be manipulated to create anticipation, tension, and resolution. Our examples will be drawn from Casablanca, Bonnie & Clyde, L'Avventura, and (500) Days of Summer. After the lecture, we recommend watching Vertigo.

Available to rent anytime.