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TabulaGo - "The Hate U Give"

On this page you find information materials belonging to the digital worksheet set of the film "The Hate U Give".


Material to go with the Worksheets


Narrative Techniques

Voice Over
If a character or narrator speaks "from the off", only his or her voice can be heard, the picture does not show that someone is speaking.

Direct Address / Breaking the 4th Wall
The viewers are addressed and looked at directly. Movies usually create the illusion, that the action takes place in closed rooms and the viewers are not inside these rooms. The direct form of address breaks with this narrative convention.


Composition of Lines

Visible and Imaginary Lines
Describing the composition of lines in a picture can be quite complex. On the one hand, there are visible lines in the motif, such as outlines or edges of objects. But on the other hand, there are imaginary lines that (can) result out of other elements of the picture, e.g. the protagonist's line of sight, areas with certain colours or light and dark areas of the picture. Such lines provide an image structure that can direct the viewer's gaze, making it easier for them to perceive important details in the image.

Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Straight lines generally convey a rather static impression. While horizontal lines can support the effect of calm or boredom, depending on the motif, vertical lines often create the impression of steadfastness and vitality, but can also have a restricting effect.

Diagonal Lines
Increasing diagonals (from bottom left to top right) create dynamics and the impression of ascent and power. Falling diagonals (top left to bottom right) create the effect of descent and powerlessness.


Layers of Sound in Movies

The sound can be heard not only by the viewers but also by the protagonists in the film and the sounds source can also be seen in the picture.

extra-diegetic / non-diegetic       
The sound can only be heard by the viewers.