Narrative as a Mode of Communication: Comparing TV Format Adaptations with Multimodal and Narratological Approaches

Edward Larkey
This chapter illustrates how a multimodal approach can be combined with narratological knowledge to compare the narrative sequencing, structure, and content of culturally different versions of a sketch television comedy series. The series features archetypical interactions and conflicts of a 30-something heterosexual couple. By combining both narratological and multimodal approaches to compile qualitative and quantitative data on durations of scene and shot sequencing, narrative content, and culturally specific multimodal relationships, the chapter compares television format...
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