Caught in the Second Act: The Relationship between Film
and the TV Sitcom
| COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
While its narrative construction is essentially two acts, the sitcom conforms to the principles of dramatic writing posited by Aristotle: a thematically unified mode of drama centered on a character whose actions and interactions produce a plot that is comic in nature. In the sitcom, an incident threatens the disruption of the status quo that is expelled and, more importantly, the relationships between characters, including their conflicts are unaltered – the narrative is closed...