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    The difference between a Film's story and a Film's plot

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    Explain the difference between a film's story and a film's plot. Use a specific film to illustrate your point of view. In the film you chose, are the events presented chronologically or are they presented non-linearly? What might a filmmaker's intentions be when he or she chooses to present events chronologically or in a non-linear order? How are elements like character development or foreshadowing used differently between the two storytelling methods?

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    A film's story is exactly what took place in the storyline; as in this happened, then this happened, then this happened....
    A plot is how the events are displayed. The plot serves to express tone, drama, etc.; it serves to be the message behind the words and pictures so to speak. The plot delves into why everything is set up in the format that it is set up, why the director or writer put this event here and that event there.

    The story is tale and the plot is how it ...

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    This solution explores the difference between a Film's story and a Film's plot. Using an example from Pulp Fiction it further delves into the time order of film and the intentions by that order.