Myth & the Movies: Discovering the Myth Structure of 50 Unforgettable Films

Myth & the Movies: Discovering the Myth Structure of 50 Unforgettable Films

by Stuart Voytilla
     
 
Designed as a companion to The Writer's Journey, Myth & the Movies analyzes 50 U.S. and foreign films in every cinematic genre.

Overview

Designed as a companion to The Writer's Journey, Myth & the Movies analyzes 50 U.S. and foreign films in every cinematic genre.

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Booknews
Identifies the common ingredients in movies as varied as , and , and shows how their structures follow established storyteller patterns, in particular the hero's journey. The movies are organized into ten genres. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Myth And The Movies: Discovering The Mythic Structure Of 50 Unforgettable Films is a unique and original approach to showing aspiring screenwriters how story development problems were solved by analyzing the production scripts of classic Hollywood films ranging from The Godfather, Some Like It Hot, and Citizen Kane to Dances with Wolves, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Star Wars Trilogy. Engaging, informative reading for film researchers, teachers, and playwrights, Myth And The Movies will also be of immense interest to film buffs and cinema historians, as well as the non-specialist general reader with an interest in enhancing their enjoyment of the movies by understanding the mythic roots of theatrical storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615930432
Publisher:
Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date:
10/25/1999
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Voytilla is a writer, script consultant, and teacher of acting and screenwriting.

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