Homework Help

In a film, what is meant by the "exposition"?

lilmama625's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike 2 like

In a film, what is meant by the "exposition"?

1 Answer | Add Yours

bullgatortail's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike 2 like

The definition of the cinematic or literary term "exposition," be it in a film, novel, short story or other dramatic work, involves background information about the characters or other situations. It reveals what has happened before the main action that has already been introduced. It also gives additional supporting evidence to help build the depth of character, to elaborate on the theme, and to aid in the development of the conflict. Exposition can occur in a flashback or can be created through specific dialog that details past events not previously shown visually.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes