Today we started to explore narratives further and examined the ideas of Claude Levis-Strauss and his theory of Binary Oppositions. This is the simple idea that all narratives needs two opposing forces - easily seen in films that have a good vs evil set of characters such as heroes and villains. These Binary Oppositions need to be universally recognised in order to make the narrative successful and appeal to a wide audience. Having strong Binary Oppositions can also lead to an audience understanding the narrative more easily also.
HOME LEARNING Due Monday 2nd December 2013 * Try to apply Levis-Strauss Binary Oppositions to the NARRATIVE of TEMPO by Red Giant Films. (Provided to the left of this HL) * EXTENSION – Try to apply it to the Action/Adventure film that you created last lesson.