Wednesday, July 25, 2007

188+ Stages of the Hero's Journey (Monomyth, Screenwriting)- Magical Appearance of Supernatural Aid


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)].


THE 188 phase HERO'S journey affects a figure of major phases, including:

a) The reaching from Another World into an Ordinary World.

b) The Ordinary Self, that have come up about as a consequence of being in the Ordinary World.

c) The encouragement from the Ordinary World into a New World.

d) The gradual dissolving of the Old Self.

e) The becoming of the New Self.

f) The thrusting away from the New Self and New World.

g) The confrontation with challenges.

h) The mastering of the Old and New Worlds and Selves.


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MAGICAL visual aspect OF THE supernatural AID

One common facet of the Supernatural Aid or Mentor is his or her charming appearance. Not only is this utile for fictional character development, but implementing it lets you to more than closely mirror the Hero's Journey form and ran into (or subvert) subconscious mind audience expectation.

In Star Wars (1977), Obeah Wide Area Network looks from nowhere to salvage Luke.

In The Big Lebowski (1998), the Stranger suddenly looks and disappears.

In Rambo First Blood (1982), Col. Samuel Trautman looks from nowhere.

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