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Monday, August 6, 2007

Hero's Journey (188 Stage) - Situational and Structural Storytelling - Sacred Meeting

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Kal Bashir's 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 acquire 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 STORY

SITUATIONAL AND STRUCTURAL STORYTELLING

It's important to get away from this thought that all narratives are different.

On a situational degree all narratives are. For example, Gladiator (2000), Alien (1979) and The Godfather (1972) all are situationally very different.

But on a structural and subconscious mind level, they're all the same.

And I don't intend basic structure, like three enactment construction (of course of study narratives have got a beginning, center and end). And I don't intend secret plan points etc either (Plot Point 1 and 2, Center etc).

I mean, sequence by sequence, the huge bulk of successful narratives [we haven't set up one that doesn't] follow the same procedure that forces the Hero and Major Characters through the procedure of Transformation and Challenge Resolution.

What this agency is that you, as a writer, must confidently understand this construction (Kal Bashir's 188+ phase Hero's Journey), usage it to establish your structural lineation and then superimpose your state of affairs over it.

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(simply travel to http://www.heros-journey.info/ for full details)

ABRIDGED TIPS, excerpts AND EXAMPLES:

SACRED MEETING

One component of the Hero's Journey is the common frequence of a Sacred Meeting between the Hero and Mentor. This happens alone, often in the Mentor's ain Ordinary World and in the absence of others:

In Wall Street (1987), Carl Fox takes Bud Fox aside when he come ups to visit; his friends go forth them alone.

In Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indy and Sallah discourse the Ark while Marion plays with Sallah's children.

In Empire Strikes Back (1980), Yoda takes Saint Saint Luke back to his army hut where he arguments whether to take on Luke as a trainee.

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