brill 15min 12sec clip by @willschoder – every story is the same – based on joseph campbells

“the hero’s journey”

a simplification of this by Dan Harmon into a story circle with 8 steps which are universal for any story in any medium

to understand the theory behind the circle … 1st imagine it with a horizontal line across its midpoint
– the top of the circle represents where the characters journey starts and finishes (the ordinary world)
– the bottom represents the world that needs to be traversed in order to grow (the special world)
– a ritual of descent and return

– and every story has a rhythm of balance Dan lays out in three dualities

so here are the 8 steps

the video uses the examples of the Die Hard and Star Wars films to illustrate the various steps

found via sploid

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