King Kong

King Kong
King Kong

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Kal Bishop’s 188 stage Hero’s Journey (Monomyth) is the template upon which the vast majority of successful stories and Hollywood blockbusters are based upon. In fact, ALL of the hundreds of Hollywood movies we have deconstructed (see URL below) are based on this 188+ stage template. Understanding this template is a priority for story or screenwriters. This is the template you must master if you are to succeed in the craft.

[The terminology is most often metaphoric and applies to all successful stories and screenplays, from The Godfather (1972) to Brokeback Mountain (2006) to Annie Hall (1977) to Lord of the Rings (2003) to Drugstore Cowboy (1989) to Thelma and Louise (1991) to Apocaplyse Now (1979)].

THERE IS ONLY ONE STORY

ANTIHERO

There are various types of Hero: a) the good, willing Hero (Star Wars, 1977), b) the good, unwilling Hero (Shawshank Redemption, 1994), c) the Anti-Hero (Raging Bull, 1980; Goodfellas, 1990; Scarface, 1983) etc.

Nevertheless, their stories all mirror the Hero’s Journey template. The difference between Hero, Anti-Hero and other variations simply lies in situation, motivation and result (Heroes evolve, Anti-Heroes regress).

The different Hero-types are simply alternate Archetypes. See “Advanced Archetypes.”

(For the Complete 188+ stage Hero’s Journey simply go to http://www.heros-journey.info/ )

ABRIDGED TIPS, EXCERPTS AND EXAMPLES:

*****Antiheroes and Romantic Challenges*****

Where the Hero evolves, the Antihero devolves. So it is not unusual to find that the Antihero starts off with a close personal relationship that devolves (whereas the Hero most often starts off with a polarized Romantic Challenge that gradually evolves). In The Godfather (1972), Michael and Kay are initially close but their relationship devolves toward the end. In Scarface (1983) Tony and Elvira ultimately separate.

*****Transformation Mentor*****

Before the Trials and Transformation, it is not uncommon to meet a Transformation Mentor. This person may be separate and distinct from the earlier Mentor / Supernatural Aid. In Gladiator (2000), Proximo sees to it that Maximus becomes a Gladiator. In Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Mamaha is responsible for Sayuri’s transformation into Geisha. In King Kong (2005), it is King Kong that causes the Transformation. In Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), it is Sallah.

It is not unusual for the Transformation Mentor to perform a dual role. In Walk the Line (2005), June Carter Cash is both the Transformation Mentor and Romantic Challenge.

Learn more…

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The Complete 188 stage HeroÂ’s Journey and other story structure templates can be found at http://www.heros-journey.info/

188 stages of the Hero’s Journey can also be reached from http://www.story-structure.org/

You can also receive a free sample file by entering your email address at this site.

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Kal Bishop, MBA

What do you call King Kong when he dresses up like a pilot?

What do you call King Kong when he dresses up like a pilot?
It’s a riddle…
Available letters are:
S E T A I F M O R K D

There are 18 character spaces, punctuation and spacing may or may not be used in the answer.
Thanks

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