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October 24, 2006 at 9:02 AM #39344kalbashirParticipant
It’s not the Hero’s Journey so much as the Hero’s Transformation.
The physical journey stimulates a psychological change that is reflected in the Hero’s behaviour, attitudes, beliefs and clothing.
It is upon this structure that situations are superimposed. This is why stories such as Alien (1979), Gladiator (2000), Godfather (1972), American Beauty (1999), Annie Hall (1977) and many others ( all deconstructed at http://www.clickok.co.uk/index4.html ) appear to be different but are all constructed, almost sequence by sequence, in the same way.
For a number of very valid reasons, this means that if you want to write (and sell) successful stories, whether they’re Hollywood blockbusters or novels, you need to master the Hero’s Journey / Transformation in a very detailed way.
There are more than 188 stages to the Complete Hero’s Journey / Transformation…which we have identified through the deconstruction of hundreds of Hollywood blockbusters.
October 24, 2006 at 1:55 PM #170260EndeavorParticipant
October 24, 2006 at 7:57 PM #170261ThomasTyndanParticipant
Bah all this talk of movie plots being categorized is rediculous. There are not as many movie plot types as people say there are only 4:
"In film you will find four basic story lines. Man versus man, man versus nature, nature versus nature, and dog versus vampire."
— Steven Spielberg
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