Film Appreciation Essential Aspects of Effective Films last updated: 03.15.99

What makes a film work well? What makes a character believable? In this area you will find links to information about those key aspects of films and film making that many experts would deem to be essential.

Four Conditions Essential To Any Drama
In this section you will find information about those elements of character and plot that must be present in order for a film to engage a viewer.

Types of Central Conflict
In this section you will find information about basic types of central conflicts.

Organization of The Cause To Effect Plot
In this section you will find information about the structure of one of the most basic types of plots, the cause to effect plot.

Twyman's Lock and Dam Theory of Plot Development
In this section you will find your instructors theory about how plots and action develop in most films.

Willing Suspension of Disbelief
In this section you will find an explanation of the term willing suspension of disbelief and of its importance in film making.

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