Narrative Analysis of the Film: A Simple Life
作者: 熊朝莹 ：湖南大学，新闻传播与影视艺术学院，长沙;
Abstract: Combining Barthes’ literary narrative theory with C. Meiz’s film narrative structural theory, this article analyzed the film A Simple Life from three angles, characterization, narrative structural and narrative viewpoint which was the representative of Chinese realistic movies. In the movie, A Simple Life, the director molded two characters, the servant Miss Peach and the Master Roger, who were both full of personality. Miss Peach was thrifty, outgoing as well as rebellious. Roger was molded as both business elite in modern society and thoughtful master who was full of humanistic care complied with the Chinese traditional ideal personality. It should be noted that there were two narrative clues in the film. The first one is family affection between Miss Peach and her Master Roger, and the other one was the dubious relationship between Miss Peach and Sir Stiff. Those two clues working together prompted the development of the story. Also, massive episodes inserted into the body of the story vividly reflected the historical background. It should also be noted that through constant alternations of narrative viewpoints, the director smoothly shifted between first person and third person. This technique not only strengthened the film’s realism style, but also enhanced the communication between audience and characters. All those narrative skills made contribution to the movie’s paradox and unique effects—unadorned while touching.
文章引用: 熊朝莹 (2014) 电影《桃姐》的叙事分析。 新闻传播科学， 2， 11-15. doi: 10.12677/JC.2014.22002
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