Analysis of the beginning of the screenplay Mitzi


Analysis of the beginning of the screenplay Mitzi


Dr Fatmir Terziu


Mitzi is a short script suitable for amateur production. This story provides the dramatic centre for the narrative shifts, between all acts of engagement and also the climax of the narrative. The theme for this script is the fabula, which works in the meaning of the phrase “Men are not the same as women. The rich are not the same as the poor. Nobody is the same as anybody else”. For Cooper “… the fabula can be the source of a short film, since they have a character, a narrative, and a climax” (Cooper, 2000: 90). The story of this script is told in chronological order. In a simple linear narrative it provides the focus for all the major dramatic action within the narrative. “The main story is the one which will form the dramatic spine of the narrative” (Parker, 1999: 81). Mitzi is the central protagonist in main story of this script. She occupies the most narrative space, but we find out about her from the other characters. She is surrounded by other characters but does “not tend to develop complex relationships between characters…” (Cooper, 2000: 125). We find out that Mitzi has some kind of problem, and is not allowed to go to the same Secondary school as her friends. Her mum, Monica, and her father, Bernard, are always arguing about what is better for her. Another character is Et