Die problematiek van tyd en ruimte as verhalende elemente van die speelfilm
Van der Waldt, De la Rey
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English: The purpose of this study is to identify and explore the problems surrounding time and space as narrative elements of the narrative film. Theorists differ in their views on cinematic tenses. Some claim there is only one speci= fic time - the time the viewers perceive the events as they are taking place !!now" before their eyes. Others classify time in "true!! and cinematic time with a past, present and future tense. For the purpose of this study the allocation of space is the perceiving of different places and not physical space. The question now arises: how does the director link the different images, shots, sequences and scenes together without any discontinuity and within the limited time? Due to the fact that the interpersonal, subjective and un= conscious-cognitive nature of film perception makes the testing of time and space difficult, the methodology used in this study is Van Leent's depth dimension. The result of this inquiry is that there exists no gol= den rule on film editing at present but that there is room for improvement in the application of film techniques so that better continuity in the story is created. The director must know his medium and the destination of his message. Finally, a number of proposals were put forward on how to improve the cinematic technique of story-telling in order to make the message more perceptible to the audience.