diegesis


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di·e·ge·sis

 (dī′ə-jē′sĭs)
n. pl. di·e·ge·ses (-sēz)
1. The presentation of a narrative without direct dramatic imitation of the events, scenes, or characters described.
2. The world that is depicted in a work of narrative art, especially a film.

[Greek diēgēsis, narration, narrative, from diēgeisthai, to describe : dia-, dia- + hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

diegesis

(ˌdaɪiːˈdʒiːsɪs)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in narrative film or literature) the fictional setting, events, and characters

diegesis

- The narrative or plot.
See also related terms for narrative.
Translations
diégèse
diegese
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He notes that Dancer in the Dark delivers a transcendence "that has changed levels and leads not from the diegesis into the supradiegetic space of perfect performativity, but from the metadiegetic dreamscapes of Selma's mind into the primary diegesis, into the reality of her world: into the space traditional musicals started from" (p.
6) Furthermore, the long take is testament to real time passing within the diegesis as well as at the level of spectators' lived time, and for Yvette Biro, the long take thus heightens spectators' sensuous engagement with the film.
This masculine coiffure enables her to appear unveiled amidst her diegesis and to gaze directly at her extradiegetic spectators (131).
David Lodge describes mimesis as the subjective showing of characters' direct feelings and thoughts and diegesis as the objective telling or reporting of the events (355).
This occurs both according to the diegesis of the novel and to what we know of Frame's own insistence on the value of the imagination, or as Delrez has it, 'the morality that Frame seems at pains to establish is that some statements of the imagination are less valuable than others'.
La protagonista esta llena de recuerdos que un dia desapareceran, junto con el ultimo vestigio de lucidez; entonces, al final de la diegesis la realidad del presente se convierte en la memoria fragmentada dando paso al olvido .
The contested status of portraiture, the heroic failure of British history painting, and, above all, the triumph of landscape--key themes in the art history of the period--emerge naturally within the film's diegesis.
In pulling us out of the diegesis, and with such a deliberate reference to film history, these shots also fit into a larger program of reflexivity and quasi-Brechtian distancing at work in the film, further tying it to the established traditions of the New Wave.
Having explained that "diegesis" is the world of the film, the universe inhabited by the characters in the landscape of cinema, Doherty (1999), goes further to say that, "the job of the motion picture censor is to patrol the diegesis, keeping an eye and ear out for images, language, and meanings that should be banished from the world of the film.
The book, thus, opens with a place that belongs to the diegesis only insofar as it stands for something which is not, something which has not been chosen, something against which reality is inevitably measured (and found faulty) so much so as to mine its very foundations.
The only response available to readers is to feel-a sensation which, in this particular case, only highlights the ineffectiveness of such reactions to alter either the world of the diegesis or the world of the reader.
La focalizacion es interna y el texto esta dotado de dos ejes, diegesis (la vigilia, el tiempo presente de la narracion) y metadiegesis (el sueno, narrado en tiempo pasado).