Friday, October 5, 2007

188 Stage Hero's Journey (Monomyth) - Celebrating The Physical Crossing, Dissatisfaction


Kal Bishop'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 Apocaplyse Now (1979)].



Conventionally, a secret plan point (or twist) happens at around page 30 and page 90. Thus Act Iodine is approximately pages 0-30, Act two is approximately pages 30 – 90 and Act three is approximately pages 90-120. With the inclusion of a Center at approximately page 60, we have got Four Act Structure.

However, Three or Four Act Structure in this word form is small usage in authorship a screenplay.

A more than utile Four Act Structure is:

a) The Hero is encountered in and pushed or pulled out of the Ordinary World (and Ordinary Self).

b) The Hero goes a New Self.

c) The Hero recognises an mutual exclusiveness between the Ordinary and New Selves. Type A deficiency of Wholeness.

d) The Hero faces the Old and New Selves (represented by a Greater Antagonism) and Edgar Lee Masters the Two Worlds and Selves to take mutual exclusivenesses and achieve Completeness.

(For the Complete 188+ phase Hero's Journey simply travel to )


*****Celebrating the Physical Crossing*****

A jubilation Marks the Crossing into the World of the Transformation. In Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Bonnie isn't worried that they've shot someone, she's happy about it [in the cinema].


Part of the Time Period of Desolation. Before the Hero perpetrates to the Journey and Transformation or is forced to by an Unbearable Antagonism, dissatisfaction and defeat sets in. In Brokeback Mountain (2005), Enis inquires "...why didn't we acquire the powdery milk..."

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