History Main / FramingDevice

24th May '16 10:38:25 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/TheBookOfLostTales''--the original draft of the book that would later be published as ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''--employs a Framing Device in which a Man from England, Ælfwine/Eriol, discovers the lost island of the Elves and is told the ancient tales of their folk by a succession of characters.

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* ''Literature/TheBookOfLostTales''--the original draft of the book that would later be published as ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''--employs a Framing Device in which a Man from England, Ælfwine/Eriol, [=Æ=]lfwine/Eriol, discovers the lost island of the Elves and is told the ancient tales of their folk by a succession of characters.
19th May '16 5:55:12 AM pgj1997
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* When ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' was released in America, it was framed as being stories being told by Mr. Conductor in ''ShiningTimeStation''. Furthermore, the early episodes featuring the narrow gauge engines were framed as Thomas telling the other engines a story about them.

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* When ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' was released in America, it was framed as being stories being told by Mr. Conductor in ''ShiningTimeStation''.''Series/ShiningTimeStation''. Furthermore, the early episodes featuring the narrow gauge engines were framed as Thomas telling the other engines a story about them.
17th May '16 3:38:08 AM Doug86
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* In GeorgeMacDonald's "[[http://www.online-literature.com/donne/3643/ Port In A Storm]]", the whole story is told by a man to his children, about how he and their mother came to marry.

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* In GeorgeMacDonald's Creator/GeorgeMacDonald's "[[http://www.online-literature.com/donne/3643/ Port In A Storm]]", the whole story is told by a man to his children, about how he and their mother came to marry.
16th May '16 2:00:00 PM Doug86
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* In the arcade game Rastan Saga (releases outside Japan as simply "Rastan"), the attract mode's OpeningNarration (given by the title character, a Literature/ConanTheBarbarian expy) is implied to be this:

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* In the arcade game Rastan Saga (releases outside Japan as simply "Rastan"), the attract mode's OpeningNarration (given by the title character, a Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian expy) is implied to be this:
5th May '16 12:09:54 PM Pamina
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* The children's movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'' begins and ends with live-action sequences, where a grandmother is explaining to her granddaughter about the influenza epidemic that led to the creation of the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. The end sequence, where they visit the statue erected to honor the dogs who heroically brought the medicine the town needed, reveals that the grandmother is actually Rosie, the little girl who almost died.

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* The children's movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'' begins and ends with live-action sequences, where a grandmother is explaining to her granddaughter about the influenza diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska that led to the creation of the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska.1925 dog-sled serum run. The end sequence, where they visit the statue erected to honor the dogs who heroically brought the medicine the town needed, reveals that the grandmother is actually Rosie, the little girl who almost died.
29th Apr '16 7:32:27 AM notShemp
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See WholeEpisodeFlashback, StorybookOpening, HowWeGotHere and NostalgicNarrator for more specific examples. When framing devices are stacked on top of each other, they create a NestedStory. If the existence of a framing device is used as a PlotTwist, we're dealing with a NestedStoryReveal. If the framing story is "I came across this story and decided to publish it", the author is invoking the LiteraryAgentHypothesis.

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See WholeEpisodeFlashback, StorybookOpening, HowWeGotHere and NostalgicNarrator for more specific examples. When framing devices are stacked on top of each other, they create a NestedStory. If a framing device is set up and is later forgotten by the end of the story, it becomes a ForgottenFramingDevice. If the existence of a framing device is used as a PlotTwist, we're dealing with a NestedStoryReveal. If the framing story is "I came across this story and decided to publish it", the author is invoking the LiteraryAgentHypothesis.
25th Apr '16 8:55:07 AM Veanne
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* ''FanFic/DoctorWhoovesTheSeries'' ChristmasEpisode ''A Hearth's Warming Tale'' is framed as Luna telling the story to three little fillies, with [[LeaningOnFourthWall comments]] and discussion from the kids.
17th Apr '16 7:08:10 PM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Film/{{Yamato}}'' has Kamio, a survivor of the eponymous battleship's last mission, telling the story of his service on board her.
16th Apr '16 8:38:42 AM LarryMullen
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* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', each chapter ends with a cutaway to Mike and the Bots discussing what they've just seen.
25th Mar '16 2:32:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* Many horror comics had framing devices in which the comic had a "host" who would welcome the reader into their domain, and start to tell this month's story. ECComics was best known for this, with their most famous being [[TalesFromTheCrypt the Cryptkeeper]]. DCComics used the device a lot, with most of their hosts going on to become supporting characters in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.

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* Many horror comics had framing devices in which the comic had a "host" who would welcome the reader into their domain, and start to tell this month's story. ECComics Creator/ECComics was best known for this, with their most famous being [[TalesFromTheCrypt the Cryptkeeper]]. DCComics Cryptkeeper. Creator/DCComics used the device a lot, with most of their hosts going on to become supporting characters in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.
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