Narratives and Interpretations

Ryan’s reading while short and sweet holds two very important messages. The first of which is that story and narrative have distinguishable characteristics. The idea that story is a cognitive construction that is only stitched together in the mind. Narrative is the physical and/or textual representation of a story. Both Story and narrative follow a generally sequential order.

I feel this relevant to the topic of K-Films because Adrian keeps on stressing the importance of distancing the notion of narrative from the K-Film.

Ryan also touches briefly at the end about audience interpretations and that whatever meaning you want people to extract from your text, it will most likely have more than a few different meanings tied to it from different viewers. This is because nobody is the same. The meaning of a film is only as detailed as what a viewer will give it.