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Top 10 Greatest Ensemble Casts in Sitcoms
Top 10 Greatest Ensemble Casts in Sitcoms
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: WatchMojo.com
Top 10 Greatest Disney Ensemble Casts
Top 10 Greatest Disney Ensemble Casts
Published: 2018/02/01
Channel: MsMojo
Top 10 Cartoon Ensemble Casts
Top 10 Cartoon Ensemble Casts
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: WatchMojo.com
Achievement Guide: Call of Duty Black Ops - Call of the Dead - Ensemble Cast | Rooster Teeth
Achievement Guide: Call of Duty Black Ops - Call of the Dead - Ensemble Cast | Rooster Teeth
Published: 2011/05/10
Channel: Rooster Teeth
Top 10 Ensemble Comedy Movie Casts
Top 10 Ensemble Comedy Movie Casts
Published: 2012/10/24
Channel: WatchMojo.com
What is ENSEMBLE CAST? What dos ENSEMBLE CAST mean? ENSEMBLE CAST meaning & explanation
What is ENSEMBLE CAST? What dos ENSEMBLE CAST mean? ENSEMBLE CAST meaning & explanation
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: The Audiopedia
The Crown | Featurette: Ensemble Cast | Netflix
The Crown | Featurette: Ensemble Cast | Netflix
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: Netflix
SUNSHINE: The Ensemble Cast Behind the Movie
SUNSHINE: The Ensemble Cast Behind the Movie
Published: 2007/07/18
Channel: FoxSearchlight
3 Tips for Writing a Large Cast of Characters - Writing Advice
3 Tips for Writing a Large Cast of Characters - Writing Advice
Published: 2015/02/25
Channel: M. KIRIN
Call of the Dead - MAJOR EASTER EGG COMPLETED - Co-op Achievement Ensemble Cast Guide / Walkthrough
Call of the Dead - MAJOR EASTER EGG COMPLETED - Co-op Achievement Ensemble Cast Guide / Walkthrough
Published: 2011/05/10
Channel: Eddie100792
Orange is the New Black wins SAG Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series 2017
Orange is the New Black wins SAG Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series 2017
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: BlackTree TV
Hal Linden on why the "Barney Miller" ensemble cast was so good
Hal Linden on why the "Barney Miller" ensemble cast was so good
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
Death at a Funeral, an amazing Ensemble cast
Death at a Funeral, an amazing Ensemble cast
Published: 2010/03/02
Channel: blacktreetv
Top 5 Anime with an Ensemble Cast
Top 5 Anime with an Ensemble Cast
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Actionfigure_fit
SUNSHINE: The Ensemble Cast Behind the Movie 2
SUNSHINE: The Ensemble Cast Behind the Movie 2
Published: 2007/07/20
Channel: FoxSearchlight
Hannah Montana The Movie Ensemble Cast Featurette
Hannah Montana The Movie Ensemble Cast Featurette
Published: 2009/03/16
Channel: Disney UK
The Crown
The Crown 'Ensemble Cast' Featurette | Netflix
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: FilmIsNow Movie Bloopers & Extras
Orange is the New Black | Featurette: Ensemble Cast | Netflix
Orange is the New Black | Featurette: Ensemble Cast | Netflix
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: Netflix
O ELENCO DAS ESTRELAS! (ENSEMBLE CAST)
O ELENCO DAS ESTRELAS! (ENSEMBLE CAST)
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: Pipocando
Brian Cox
Brian Cox's Love For The Ensemble Cast Of HBO's "Succession"
Published: 2018/05/22
Channel: BUILD Series
Perks of Being a Wallflower Ensemble Cast Talks On-Set Secrets
Perks of Being a Wallflower Ensemble Cast Talks On-Set Secrets
Published: 2012/10/03
Channel: Teen
Video Game High School Wins Best Ensemble Cast | The Streamy Awards | VH1
Video Game High School Wins Best Ensemble Cast | The Streamy Awards | VH1
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: VH1
Fortnite montage- Ensemble Cast
Fortnite montage- Ensemble Cast
Published: 2018/05/26
Channel: Jare bear
Al Arabiya sits down with ensemble cast of ‘Tag’ film
Al Arabiya sits down with ensemble cast of ‘Tag’ film
Published: 2018/06/14
Channel: Al Arabiya English
회색도시2 OST #4 Ensemble Cast
회색도시2 OST #4 Ensemble Cast
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: 4:33 네시삼십삼분
Erika Jayne: "No one has ownership of an ensemble cast"
Erika Jayne: "No one has ownership of an ensemble cast"
Published: 2018/04/17
Channel: SiriusXM
Call of The Dead - Ensemble Cast Co-Op Achievement Easter Egg Completed How to Guide
Call of The Dead - Ensemble Cast Co-Op Achievement Easter Egg Completed How to Guide
Published: 2011/05/06
Channel: MrDalekJD
Ensemble Cast sing
Ensemble Cast sing 'One Day More' @ The O2 25th Anniversary Concert
Published: 2011/01/06
Channel: lesmiserableslondon
THE DESCENDANTS Featurette: Ensemble Cast
THE DESCENDANTS Featurette: Ensemble Cast
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: FoxSearchlight
Black Ops - Ensemble Cast Achievement
Black Ops - Ensemble Cast Achievement
Published: 2011/05/07
Channel: NTGachievements
Academy Award for Best Ensemble Cast? - Collider
Academy Award for Best Ensemble Cast? - Collider
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: ColliderVideos
The Defenders: Writing Ensemble Casts
The Defenders: Writing Ensemble Casts
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Ashton Gaskill
Nolan Gould on working with "Modern Family
Nolan Gould on working with "Modern Family's" ensemble cast - 2016 Primetime Emmys
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: FoundationINTERVIEWS
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What's Up Moms Present Ensemble Cast Award to Mr. Student Body President - Streamys 2017
Published: 2017/09/27
Channel: Streamy Awards
Inglourious Basterds wins Actor® for Best Ensemble Cast at SAG Awards
Inglourious Basterds wins Actor® for Best Ensemble Cast at SAG Awards
Published: 2010/01/25
Channel: BlackTree TV
Escape the Night Wins Ensemble Cast - Streamy Awards 2016
Escape the Night Wins Ensemble Cast - Streamy Awards 2016
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: Streamy Awards
Holiday on Ice "Time" Ensemble cast
Holiday on Ice "Time" Ensemble cast
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: Kseniia Chepizhko
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How 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Makes The Most Of Its Amazing Ensemble Cast | PEN | Entertainment Weekly
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Entertainment Weekly
CALL OF THE DEAD: Complete Ensemble Cast Achievement Guide!!!
CALL OF THE DEAD: Complete Ensemble Cast Achievement Guide!!!
Published: 2011/05/13
Channel: YOTESLAYA
Hitchcock Featurette - Ensemble Cast (2012) - Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Hopkins Movie HD
Hitchcock Featurette - Ensemble Cast (2012) - Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Hopkins Movie HD
Published: 2012/12/07
Channel: Movieclips Coming Soon
"The Big Short" wins best ensemble cast at Palm Springs Film Festival- Steve Carell & Christian Bale
"The Big Short" wins best ensemble cast at Palm Springs Film Festival- Steve Carell & Christian Bale
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: Perfectly Frank
Is Dragon Ball an Ensemble Cast? (with Reda)
Is Dragon Ball an Ensemble Cast? (with Reda)
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Kairi Yajuu Analysis
Pete Seeger Then An Ensemble Cast - Oh Freedom
Pete Seeger Then An Ensemble Cast - Oh Freedom
Published: 2017/12/04
Channel: Jan Hammer
COD CALL OF THE DEAD Ensemble Cast And Stand-In Unlockable Pics
COD CALL OF THE DEAD Ensemble Cast And Stand-In Unlockable Pics
Published: 2011/05/06
Channel: samdaman118
Ashley Clements and Chuy Bravo Present Best Ensemble Cast - Streamy Awards 2014
Ashley Clements and Chuy Bravo Present Best Ensemble Cast - Streamy Awards 2014
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: Streamy Awards
The 935 Master Quest Ensemble Cast 1
The 935 Master Quest Ensemble Cast 1
Published: 2014/07/21
Channel: RADAUSTIN27
Padosan Movie Comedy | Chala Hawa Yeu Dya | Comedy Serial | #ZeeMarathi
Padosan Movie Comedy | Chala Hawa Yeu Dya | Comedy Serial | #ZeeMarathi
Published: 2018/07/20
Channel: Zee Marathi
The Cast of "I, Tonya" Accepts the Ensemble Award - HFA 2017
The Cast of "I, Tonya" Accepts the Ensemble Award - HFA 2017
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: HollywoodAwards
Easy To Assemble - Best Ensemble Cast - 2010 Streamy Awards
Easy To Assemble - Best Ensemble Cast - 2010 Streamy Awards
Published: 2010/05/18
Channel: Streamy Awards
Brittany Furlan & Shira Lazar Announce Ensemble Cast - Streamy Awards 2016
Brittany Furlan & Shira Lazar Announce Ensemble Cast - Streamy Awards 2016
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Streamy Awards
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An ensemble cast is made up of cast members in which multiple principal actors and performers are assigned roughly equal amounts of importance and screen time in a dramatic production.[1][2]

Structure[edit]

The structure of an ensemble cast contrasts with the popular Hollywood centralization of a sole protagonist, as the ensemble leans more towards a sense of "collectivity and community".[3]

Ensemble casts in film were introduced as early as September 1916, with D. W. Griffith's silent epic film Intolerance, featuring four separate though parallel plots.[4] The film follows the lives of several characters over hundreds of years, across different cultures and time periods.[5] The unification of different plot lines and character arcs is a key characteristic of ensemble casting in film; whether it's a location, event, or an overarching theme that ties the film and characters together.[4]

Films that feature ensembles tend to emphasize the interconnectivity of the characters, even when the characters are strangers to one another.[6] The interconnectivity is often shown to the audience through examples of the "six degrees of separation" theory, and allows them to navigate through plot lines using cognitive mapping.[6] Examples of this method, where the six degrees of separation is evident in films with an ensemble cast, are in productions such as Babel, Love, Actually and Crash, which all have strong underlying themes interwoven within the plots that unify each film.[4]

Cinema[edit]

Other forms of narrative for films with ensemble casts having more or less equal amounts of screen time is demonstrated in recent productions such as The Avengers, where the cast and their characters have already been established in individual films prior to its release.[7] In The Avengers, there is no need for a protagonist in the feature as each character shares equal importance in the narrative, successfully balancing the ensemble cast.[8] Referential acting is a key factor in executing this balance, as ensemble cast members "play off each other rather than off reality".[3]

Television[edit]

Ensemble casting also became more popular in television series because it allows flexibility for writers to focus on different characters in different episodes. In addition, the departure of players is less disruptive to the premise than it would be if the star of a production with a regularly structured cast were to leave the series. The television series Friends is an archetypal example of an ensemble cast occurring in an American sitcom. Ensemble casts of 20 or more actors are common in soap operas, a genre that relies heavily on the character development of the ensemble.[9] The genre also requires continuous expansion of the cast as the series progresses, with soap operas such as Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful staying on air for decades.[10]

An example of a success for television in ensemble casting is the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. The epic fantasy series features one of the largest ensemble casts on the small screen.[11] The series is notorious for major character deaths, resulting in constant changes within the ensemble.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Random House: ensemble acting Linked 2013-07-17
  2. ^ Steven Withrow; Alexander Danner (2007). Character design for graphic novels. Focal Press/Rotovision. p. 112. ISBN 9780240809021. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Mathijs, E. (2011). Referential acting and the ensemble cast. Screen, 52(1), 89--96. Retrieved from http://screen.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/1/89.extract
  4. ^ a b c Smith, L. (2012). Ensemble film, postmodernity and moral mapping. Screening The Past, 35. Retrieved from www.screeningthepast.com/2012/12/ensemble-film-postmodernity-and-moral-mapping/
  5. ^ Filmsite.org,. (2014). Intolerance (1916). Retrieved 20 June 2014, from http://www.filmsite.org/into.html
  6. ^ a b "Silvey, V. (2009). Not Just Ensemble Films: Six Degrees, Webs, Multiplexity and the Rise of Network Narratives. FORUM: University Of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, 0(08). Retrieved from http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/621/906
  7. ^ Child, B. (2012). Avengers Assemble disarms the critics. the Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2014, from https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2012/apr/23/avengers-assemble-disarms-critics-joss-whedon
  8. ^ Bean, J. (2011). Joss Whedon talks in depth about the ensemble cast of 'The Avengers' - Hypable. Hypable. Retrieved 20 June 2014, from http://www.hypable.com/2011/11/19/joss-whedon-talks-in-depth-about-the-ensemble-cast-of-the-avengers
  9. ^ Ford, S. (2008). Soap operas and the history of fan discussion. Transformative Works and Cultures, 1. Retrieved from http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/42/50
  10. ^ Jenkins, H. (2010). The Survival of Soap Opera (Part Two):The History and Legacy of Serialized Television. Henryjenkins.org. Retrieved 24 June 2014, from http://henryjenkins.org/2010/12/the_survival_of_soap_opera_par_1.html
  11. ^ Campbell, S. (2014). David Cameron: 'I'm a Game of Thrones fan' - The Daily Telegraph. (London). Retrieved 17 June 2014, from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/game-of-thrones/10888519/David-Cameron-Im-a-Game-of-Thrones-fan.html
  12. ^ Abc.net.au,. (2012). The Game of Thrones: Nobody wins, everybody dies –Opinion ABC Religion & Ethics Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 17 June 2014, from http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2013/06/12/3780302.htm

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