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Topic: Story Structure: there is only one story

Author: Kal Bashir Posted: 09/12/06 10:49 AM

The Hero's Journey (also known as the Monomyth) is the template upon which the vast majority of successful stories and Hollywood blockbusters are based upon. Understanding this template is a priority for story or screenwriters.

It is upon this structure that situations are superimposed. This is why stories such as Alien (1979), Gladiator (2000), Godfather (1972), American Beauty (1999), Annie Hall (1977) and many others (all deconstructed at appear to be different but are all constructed, almost sequence by sequence, in the same way.

For a number of very valid reasons, this means that if you want to write (and sell) successful stories, whether they're Hollywood blockbusters or novels, you need to master the Hero's Journey in a very detailed way.

There are more than 188 stages to the Complete Hero's Journey...which we have identified through the deconstruction of hundreds of Hollywood blockbusters.


Author: Randy Roberts Posted: 09/12/06 11:14 AM

Mr. Bashir,

If you want to sell books, there is a very good classified section on this website. I'm sure that investing in a classified ad will help you sell the books in order to make a profit. Just for your information, I will never buy a book from someone who posts an ad on the Message Board. I figure that they should be willing to spend money on the MovieBytes site before I will buy a book or service from them.

"The Hero's Journey" is a must have book, but is not the "Only One Story" that one can write. I suggest that until Mr. Bashir ponies up some cash for the classified ad, that my fellow MB'ers join me in purchasing books from other credible sources.


Author: Heather hughes Posted: 09/12/06 11:24 AM

I agree!

Author: Linda Weiss Posted: 09/12/06 03:24 PM

If you google Kal's name, you will see he is posting the same thing on every message board he can find.

sorry dude, we all already read Syd's stuff and Hollywood stands behind Syd. So if your book is so good at telling people how to write a blockbuster, then you write and sell one and then we might be impressed.

We should probably treat this like we treat posers and ignore at this point and then they go away.