The 188 phase Hero's Journey (Monomyth) is the templet upon which the huge bulk of successful narratives and Film Industry blockbusters are based upon. In fact, ALL of the 100s of Film Industry movies we have got deconstructed (see uniform resource locator below) are based on this 188+ phase template.
Understanding this templet is a precedence for narrative or screenwriters. This is the templet you must get the hang if you are to win in the craft.
[The nomenclature is most often metaphorical and uses to all successful narratives and screenplays, from The Godfather (1972) to Brokeback Mountain (2006) to Annie Hallway (1977) to Godhead of the Rings (2003) to Drugstore Cowboy (1989) to Thelma and Louise (1991) to Apocaplyse Now (1979)].
THERE IS ONLY ONE narrative
THE 188 phase HERO'S JOURNEY:
a) Attempts to tap into unconscious outlooks the audience have regarding what a narrative is and how it should be told.
b) Gives the author more structural elements than simply three or four acts, secret plan points, mid point and so on.
c) Gives you a tangible procedure for edifice and releasing disagreement (establishing and achieving catharses, of which there are usually four).
d) Tells you what to write. For example, at a certain phase of the story, the focusing should be on the Call to Adventure and the micro elements within.
ABRIDGED TIPS, excerpts AND EXAMPLES:
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*****Foreshadow of the Mentor*****
Often the Hero is aware of the Mentor before the existent meeting. In Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Bonnie sees Clyde beforehand. In The King of Comedy (1983), Pupkin cognizes all about Jerry.
The Mentor most often supplies the Hero with a Charming Gift (In Wall Street (1987), Carl Fox simply gives Bud Fox some money). But the criteria is satisfied if the Charming Gift is simply made explicit. In Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Clyde demoes Bonnie his gun.
*****Foreshadow of the Inner Cave*****
Foreshadows are underestimated. In Brokeback Mountain (2005), Ennis showers. The sequence takes the hard roes to the Inner Cave.
A critical portion of the Hero's Ordinary Self is his (or her) Outer Challenge.
The Outer Challenge is often a merchandise (or consequence) of the Hero's Inner Challenge. In An Military Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Zach doesn't care about anyone (Outer Challenge) because no 1 have ever cared about him, a effect of his mother's self-destruction (Inner Challenge). In Titanic (1997), Rose is with Cal (her Outer Challenge) because she worries about money and position (Inner Challenge). In American Beauty (1999), Lester Burnham's Inner Challenge is to experience good about himself and this personal effects his matrimony (Outer Challenge).
It is during Trial 2 that fictional character development happens most frequently. However, each facet of fictional character associates to Transformation on some level. In Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Bonnie declaims her poetry, which will later be published and mean Clyde's Transformation.