Wednesday, July 25, 2007

188+ Stages of the Hero's Journey (Monomyth, Screenwriting)- Period of Desolation


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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Post the Call to Adventure come ups the Refusal, the Interdictions and the Hawk and Dove arguments etc. Resistance still bes station the meeting with the Supernatural Aid and his or her guidance. This time period of uncertainness and inactiveness is known as a Time Time Period of Devastation and is an intrinsical and expressed portion of successful narratives and screenplays.

The Period of Devastation is actually an extension of the Hero's original State of Frustration. It is the Hero's fate (Dharma) to ship on the Journey, to Transform, to be the Carrier of the Changing. By resisting this destiny, the Hero happens himself (or herself) desolate. This uses whether the Hero is willing or unwilling.

In The Incredibles (2004), Mister Incredible discoveries himself bare and defeated - he is not able to go on in his natural function of SuperHero.

In Star Wars (1977), Saint Luke happens himself looking out at the two suns, longing for alteration and to fulfil his destiny.

In Alien (1979), Ripley is de facto bare when Dallas gives Ash authorization over her.

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