I’ve been a big fan of the web site ScriptXRay for a long time. So I was very excited by the opportunity to contribute today’s guest post for their site, on the subject of demystifying story structure.
Here’s an excerpt:
Hallowed or Hackneyed?
When it comes to mainstream Hollywood story structure, there tends to be two schools of thought.
1) Hallowed — “There is a mystical reason we humans respond to the same basic story told over and over again.”
2) Hackneyed — “Movies have become far too formulaic, with their clichéd heroes journeys and fill-in-the-blanks beat sheets.”
Both are slightly off.
Please read the rest of this article at ScriptXRay.com and let me know what you think!