Film Language Tag: character

A character is an imagined human being inflected into a particular narrative position - or character-space - within the larger character-system of a story. Different characters place distinctive and competing demands on our narrative attention. These characters include major characters or protagonists, minor characters, and an undifferentiated mass that lacks the individuation major and minor characters receive. Characters are central to the causal development of narratives. (adapted from Alex Woloch, One v. Many and Bordwell et al, Film Art) Adapted by Joel Burges from Bordwell, David, et al. Film Art, 12th ed. McGraw Hill Education, 2020, and Woloch, Alex, The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel. Princeton UP, 2004.


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