Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

Analysis of Traumatic Narrative Style in Movies—Take Manchester By the Sea as an Example

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Siyu Zhang
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Siyu Zhang
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.415How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Tragic movies, narrative style, traumatic movie, traumatic narrative style
Abstract

Manchester by the sea was directed by Kenneth Lonergan. The film tells a sad and dramatic story through a tragic but calm narrative. The film was released in 2016 and was nominated for the 89th Academy Awards. This is not only the success of small-cost movies, but also the success of the director’s narrative creativity of Manchester by the sea. The film uses camera language to portray characters with distinctive personalities, interprets the perspective of the bystander, describes space elements, and presents the audience a real life film, allowing the audience to truly feel the painful struggle of life from the protagonist. The director uses some elements to create a sad atmosphere in this film. In this paper, the author analyzes these elements of this film, in order to provide a new way of narration for the filmmakers in the future.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.415How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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