Thursday, September 13, 2007

188 Stage Hero's Journey, Monomyth - Losing a Part of the Old Self


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 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 Apocalypse Now (1979)].



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.



*****Losing a portion of the Old Self. Gaining a portion of the New Self*****

Before entering the First Threshold, the Hero loses a portion of his Old Self and additions a portion of his New Self. Often some tangible symbol or behavior will be lost and gained. In An Military Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Zach go forths his motorcycle behind and seeks to cover up his tattoo. In Raging Bull (1980), Jake's married woman go forths him.

*****First Threshold Guardian*****

Before the Hero et aluminum come in the First Threshold, they must go through a Threshold Guardian. In Star Wars (1977), Saint Luke and Obeah Wide Area Network must go through the Storm Troopers into Mos Isley. In Goodfellas (1990), the immature Henry Hill acquires arrested.

Magical Gift. This is often where a Charming Gift is used. In Star Wars (1977), Obeah Wide Area Network utilizes his powers. In Jason and the Argonauts (1963), the Goddess utilizes one of her spells.

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