• The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers and Screenwriters

    The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers and Screenwriters (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Vogler


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    DescriptionChristopher Vogler believes that film-makers are heirs to a great storytelling tradition, and that the best of them have used the principles of myth to create masterful stories which are dramatic, entertaining and psychologically true. Based on the work of the mythologist Joseph Campbell, this book examines how storytellers from Hitchcock to Lucas and Speilberg have used mythic structure to create powerful stories. Volger argues that they succeed because they tap into the mythological core that exists in all of us. The book is a practical guide for writers which analyzes films from from "The Wizard of Oz" to "Pulp Fiction", and "Star Wars" to "Four Weddings and a Funeral". Step-by-step guidelines for plot structure and creating realistic characters are accompanied by exercises designed to help writers solve problems and improve their own work.

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    The Writer's Journey
    Mythic Structure for Storytellers and Screenwriters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Vogler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 317
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Weight: 475 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752205571
    ISBN 10: 0752205579

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: CFG, CBW
    BISAC V2.8: REF026000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 808.23
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN016000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: ATFA, CFG, CBW
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    29 January 1996
    Publication City/Country