Narrative is simply the story. However there are different types of story theirs your standard linear story which is beginning to a middle to an end. Then theirs your more complicated non linear story which could be in any order it wants a perfect example of this would be the film memento (2000).
You also have single and multi stranded story’s. The difference between the two is single stranded will focus on mainly one thing it will have barely any sub plot maybe a little bit about the characters. How ever multi stranded which is more meant for TV shows but can work in films is when you have multiple sub plots all in a way contributing to the main plot.
There is also opened and closed storys. Which is very simple is it comes down to the fact a closed story finishes at the end when a open story will continue after the end.
There are many narrative techniques there are voice overs which is as it says on the tin a voice over the footage playing on screen, text on screen which is text explaining what is going on and diagetic sounds which is real sounds on screen so people talking or objects projecting sounds.
Journey of a 90s raver- my story.
It opens with the main character walking into a rave in a 70s abandoned train depot flashing lights and music of the stone roses fools gold instantly lures him into a dance. Hes dressed in a baggy jumper with a plain white bucket hat. He catches his eyes on two attractive girls he instantly stops dead still and slowly moves over to them the tune changes swiftly to insomnia by faithless. He puts his beer down on a wall outcropping from where the girls are sitting and turns to introduce him self but instantly gets turn down. He then grabs his beer and takes a swig as the drop hits from the music it cuts to him dancing he panics as the walls start to melt and slowly turns into water under his feet. He then slowly sinks into the water beneath him as he gets deeper the music becomes more muffled and then it cuts the whole screen goes black.
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He wakes up in a field no idea where he is or what he is doing his mind is like a blank canvas from the day before. He looks about but there’s no sign of town anywhere. where he was a London boy he weren’t used to this kind of scenery so he instantly knew he was a long way from home. He then hears a voice behind him it came from a girl. so not only did he black out and wake up in a field he had no money no car nothing and a girl was with him in the exact same position. He also very vaguely swore he recognised her but it was hard to tell as his head was in a mess. He now realises he’s standing in awkward silence afters she’s just said hello so he quickly says “hey I’m Ty short for Tyler.”
” I’m Alice just Alice. ”
Alice was blonde not attractive in the way most people see but in a unique quirky way she had pale blue eyes olive skin and a sharp face. Alice and Ty talked for a bit then decided the best thing to do was to start there journey to the city.
As there journey went on thee friendship grew into love interests they became very close but Ty couldn’t help but think she was recognisable after a while he forgot about it. It was now the fourth day into there trip they had travelled very far and weren’t far from the city. they had gathered up a bit of money so they decided to stay at a bed and breakfast accept from sleeping on the streets. they buy a single bedroom with a double bed and they make love for the first time. Alice decides to have a shower after whilst shes in the shower Ty picks up her jeans to move them but he catches his eyes on what looked like a small purse he openedit to find money and alot of it he then opened another compartment and it had photos he instantly droped the purse and the photos and started to get dressed very fast he then opens the door but he freezes still when he hears the coking of a gun. see he knew he recognised her but he couldnt quite pin down from where but when he saw those photos it was clear she was part of his dreams accept them dreams were actually reality since about a year ago every so often Ty had dreams about someone standing over his bed and takeing photos accept it wernt a dream alice was the one takeing photos adn they were real she was also the one who spiked his drink andleft him in the middle of no where all so he learnt to love her. Alice now had a gun to the back of his head he didnt want to die he slowley turned around but still they both said nothing Ty stared her in the eyes and said “this isnt going to work”
“It will were in love dont you see.”
“No your in love Alice.”
“You will love me.”
“I cant love you your a stalker and a psycho you’ve got a gun to my head.”
“We can be so happy.”
“No we can’t not now I know but we can both walk away from this like grown ups.”
“Take your finger off the trigger please we can talk.”
“You dont want me alice im not good for you.”
” I do want you and only you and we will be together whether you like it or not.”
Two shots were fired with a 5 second gap in-between. The old lady who ran the bed and breakfast slowley walked up stairs creep by raidohead plays in the background. As she opens the bedroom door she finds two dead bodies one killed one suicide she looked around and ran to the phone to call the police. Cut to black.