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21st Apr '18 6:24:59 AM Aquila89
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* ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' has four characters, one setting and is in RealTime.

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* Edward Albee's ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' has four characters, one setting and is in RealTime. Albee's first play, ''Zoo Story'' had only two characters, one setting (a park bench) and was in RealTime.
13th Apr '18 1:04:21 PM crazysamaritan
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Compare BeigeProse, MinimalistCast, BottleEpisode, StickFigureComic, NothingIsScarier, MinimalisticCoverArt, FlashFiction, SimpleYetOpulent. See also MinimalistRun (video-games).

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Compare BeigeProse, MinimalistCast, BottleEpisode, StickFigureComic, NothingIsScarier, MinimalisticCoverArt, FlashFiction, SimpleYetOpulent.SimpleYetOpulent. FlashFiction is a SubTrope. See also MinimalistRun (video-games).
2nd Feb '18 6:08:59 PM nombretomado
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* [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]] (United Productions of America) rebelled against the elaborate visuals and pictorial realism of the Disney studio by making films that went in the opposite direction, with [[LimitedAnimation streamlined designs, abstract backgrounds and simplified movement]]. Most of their innovations were co-opted by television as a way of making shows inexpensively, but they also inspired more artistic minded studios like the Zagreb School and the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada.

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* [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]] (United Productions of America) rebelled against the elaborate visuals and pictorial realism of the Disney studio by making films that went in the opposite direction, with [[LimitedAnimation streamlined designs, abstract backgrounds and simplified movement]]. Most of their innovations were co-opted by television as a way of making shows inexpensively, but they also inspired more artistic minded studios like the Zagreb School and the NationalFilmBoardOfCanada.Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada.
11th Jan '18 3:50:39 AM lalalei2001
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* ''Theatre/JacobMarleysChristmasCarol'' can be performed with four actors, who all swap roles, or ''one'' person doing all of it. There's also very little costuming and sets to let the narration, lighting, and actors tell the story.
9th Jan '18 4:13:48 PM AntonF
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* The [[FoundFootageFilms Found Footage]] genre relies heavily on low effects and amateur filming in order to give viewers immersion through its realism.

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* The first film of the ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' series is this. There are five human characters, one of whom is shown through a video, while the other two only make cameo appearances, so we are left to the remaining two characters for the entirety of the film. The setting is a suburban house, but even with the limited set the film never tries to top itself, mostly confining the scares to just rocking the bedroom door back and forth or switching off/on the lights. The entity who haunts the house is strictly HeWhoMustNotBeSeen. These are all because the film was shot with seven days and NoBudget ($15,000, even less than what ''The Blair Witch Project'' received eight years earlier!). Later films had bigger budgets and larger casts; although they still made money, [[ToughActToFollow they aren't as lauded as the first]].
* In general, the
[[FoundFootageFilms Found Footage]] genre relies heavily on low effects and amateur filming in order to give viewers immersion through its realism.
18th Dec '17 1:14:12 PM Jubileus57
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* ''VideoGame/MiniMetro'' could as well be titled "Mini''malist'' Metro". The game's graphics are very simplistic, with colored lines representing metro lines, identically colored squares for the carriages, and a blue monochrome river. Nothing more. The results look delightfully like a RealLife subway map.
5th Dec '17 12:47:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{Dogville}}'', in order to focus more on the characters and their actions and avoid immersion in the story (related to Creator/BertoltBrecht ideas about epic theater) the entire village of Dogville drawn with chalk in the floor in a soundstage. The sequel ''Manderlay'' was filmed in a similar style, though with slightly more scenery.

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* ''{{Dogville}}'', ''Film/{{Dogville}}'', in order to focus more on the characters and their actions and avoid immersion in the story (related to Creator/BertoltBrecht ideas about epic theater) the entire village of Dogville drawn with chalk in the floor in a soundstage. The sequel ''Manderlay'' was filmed in a similar style, though with slightly more scenery.
28th Oct '17 7:40:48 PM GentlemensDame883
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* The style of ''Creator/MakotoShinkai'''s early works (before ''Anime/ChildrenWhoChaseLostVoices'') is very minimalist, focusing heavily on the environment and the associated emotions instead of the plot, as if he is translating a prose into a visual form. These ones also often feature a MinimalistCast with almost zero side characters.
23rd Oct '17 4:46:48 AM Piterpicher
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* Most {{Nifflas}} games are this; sound effects are mostly very subdued, the graphics show only essential things, dialogue/narration (if there is any) is mostly only at the beginning and end of the game, and enemies are often few and far between.

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* Most {{Nifflas}} Creator/{{Nifflas}} games are this; sound effects are mostly very subdued, the graphics show only essential things, dialogue/narration (if there is any) is mostly only at the beginning and end of the game, and enemies are often few and far between.
24th Sep '17 12:04:34 PM nombretomado
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* The design of TheBestPageInTheUniverse is minimalistic in that its pages consist of minimal colour (large grey text on a black background), and is mostly text oriented, for the most part lacking images, advertisements, animations, and other fancy design gimmicks. The site author, Maddox, claims the purpose of this is in part to minimise bandwidth consumption, but is mostly as protest against "all the slick-looking, contentless web sites out there" and to make the website easier on the eyes as "Staring at a white background while you read is like staring at a light bulb".

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* The design of TheBestPageInTheUniverse Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse is minimalistic in that its pages consist of minimal colour (large grey text on a black background), and is mostly text oriented, for the most part lacking images, advertisements, animations, and other fancy design gimmicks. The site author, Maddox, claims the purpose of this is in part to minimise bandwidth consumption, but is mostly as protest against "all the slick-looking, contentless web sites out there" and to make the website easier on the eyes as "Staring at a white background while you read is like staring at a light bulb".
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