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      The Structure of Narrative: the Case of Film Scripts

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          We analyze the style and structure of story narrative using the case of film scripts. The practical importance of this is noted, especially the need to have support tools for television movie writing. We use the Casablanca film script, and scripts from six episodes of CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). For analysis of style and structure, we quantify various central perspectives discussed in McKee's book, "Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting". Film scripts offer a useful point of departure for exploration of the analysis of more general narratives. Our methodology, using Correspondence Analysis, and hierarchical clustering, is innovative in a range of areas that we discuss. In particular this work is groundbreaking in taking the qualitative analysis of McKee and grounding this analysis in a quantitative and algorithmic framework.

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                Journal
                24 May 2008
                Article
                10.1016/j.patcog.2008.05.026
                0805.3799

                http://arxiv.org/licenses/nonexclusive-distrib/1.0/

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                Pattern Recognition, 42 (2), 302-312, 2009
                28 pages, 7 figures, 21 references
                cs.AI

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