Thursday, September 13, 2007

188 Stage Hero's Journey, Monomyth - World and Guardians of the Sword


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 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.



*****World of the Sword*****

The World of the Sword (and getting there) incorporates specific characteristics, including:

Anime. It is not unusual for the Hero to be pulled towards the Sword by a lost or hurt animate being (literally, symbolically, metaphorically). In Raging Bull (1980), Vickie pulls Jake onto the Maffia table. He defies their innuendoes that he should take a honkytonk for them.

Misjudgment. The Hero perhaps do a critical mistake and misjudgment that pullings or forces him toward the Sword. The Sword may show itself in harmless form. In Raging Bull (1980), the Mafia make-believe they are harmless.

Foreboding. It is not unusual to sense a dark fateful and this may be stated verbally. In Raging Bull (1980), Jake cognizes he should remain away from the mafia.

Magnetic. The Pull of the Sword is magnetic. Unavoidable. In Raging Bull (1980), Jake will take the autumn to acquire a shot at the Title.

Conflicts and Misunderstanding. This is a clip of latent hostility and struggles and misinterpretations amongst the Hero and allies. In Dances with Wolves (1990), Stands with a Fist is upset when Toilet adverts her dead husband. Doves Surface. Some volition warn of the impossibleness and futility of the task. In The Matrix (1999), no 1 believes Neo can get away Ian Smith with Morpheus. In Dances with Wolves (1990), Two Socks seeks to maintain Toilet behind.

*****Guardians of the Sword*****

The Sword if a metaphor for an Expansion of Consciousness. Taking the Sword is no easy feat. It is at least guarded and rests behind two anti-chambers.

Guardians of the Outer Chamber forestall the Outer Chamber being breached.

Outer Chamber. The Hero et aluminum breach an Outer Chamber.

Guardians of the Inner Chamber forestall the breaching of the Inner Chamber. In Dances with Wolves (1990), Toilet cannot be seen with Stand with a Fist, as she is in mourning. In Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984), Nazi soldiers block the way. In Out of Africa (1985), bulls block the way.

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