26th October 2017


Storytelling

Donal and Narrative

Dónal Murray-Ferris opened the evening with a presentation on Linear and Non-Linear narrative.  He explained the difference, showed examples of non-linear narrative and invited us to consider how effective those examples were.

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Alex

New Member

Our newest member, Alex Clinch introduced himself to the audience.

Audience

Members of the audience were invited to list their top three films - or just name three films they liked if it was difficult to rank them.   These are the films that were named:

A Fish Called Wanda

All is Lost

Apocalypse Now

Avatar (2)

Back to the Future

Bicentennial Man

Blazing Saddles

Bridge of Spies

Cabaret (2)

Carousel

Casablanca (2)

Casino Royale

Castaway

Cherry Blossoms

Churchill

Ciffhanger

Day for Night (La Nuit américaine)

Disney films

Dr No

Dr Zhivago

Dunkirk

Educating Rita

Finding Nemo

Gravity

Gregory’s Girl

Halloween

 

Hanover Street

Harry Potter

Harry Potter (1st One)

Hugo

Inception (3)

It’s a Wonderful Life

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Lawrence of Arabia

Les Miserables

Let the Right One in

Lion

Mama Mia

Mary Poppins

Miracle on 34th Street

Monty Python

Moulin Rouge

Nosferatu

Pan’s Labyrinth

Psycho

Pulp Fiction

Quatermass and The Pit

Robbery

Rogue One

Saving Private Ryan

Schindler’s List

Sideways

Singing in the Rain

Skyfall

Some Like it Hot

South Park Movie

Spotlight

Star Wars

Terminator 2

The Dambusters (2)

The Dark Knight

The Empire Strikes Back

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Graduate (2)

The Green Mile

The Ipcress File

The Lady in the Van

The Ladykillers

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2)

The Rear Window (2)

The Sound of Music

The Rock

The Thomas Crown Affair

Traffic

The Pink Panther

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Story Structure
Julian

Julian Austwick

Julian Austwick did a presentation on Story Structure and Set-Up, particularly focusing how filmmakers begin their films so as to engage the audience.  He showed examples of how the very early part of a film very often has a significant opening shot, it goes on to lay out the theme for the film, the set-up or status quo and then the catalyst that leads to change.

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