The Art of Poetry in Narratology of Contemporary Hollywood Movies

Tingting YAO, Chenjia ZHANG


The Art of Poetry, a master piece written by the ancient Greek literary theorist Aristotle, has being exerted a profound influence on modern narratology and has made a valuable reference for later film narratology. This paper mainly analyzes the influences of the tragedy theory from Aristotle’s The Art of Poetry on plot integrity and reversal in film narrotology. The paper also illustrates the arrangement and function of the turning point in classical three-act structure movies in order to discuss the general rules pursued in film narrotology. In addition, through analysis on the classical Hollywood movies,it is believed that the reasonable narration in a movie should be of important meaning for conveying aesthetics concepts to its audience.



The Art of Poetry; Narratology; Film narration; Integrity; Reversal

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