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Oct
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comment How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
thx for your hints. But imho harry potter (i dont know it really besides two movies) doesnt match above examples. Its mainly for kids, pure fantasy. I dont see very thematically different topics in it at all (philosophy, existential questions, love story etc.)
Oct
8
comment How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
if you take the matrix, the wachowski brothers werent probably so interested in a love story, but they knew, for getting enough money to produce this movie, they had to include it. Otherwise it would just have been a scifi-action movie appealing to a much smaller audience. I dont think starting a story like matrix works the way you explained in your last paragraph. You have to think more from the end. I agree with one monkey there are more common patterns/structures in such widely successfull novels/movies
Oct
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comment How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
You win! Spot on! I was more asking how to organize/weight different substorylines when you have to write for a broad audience (either because you want or it is your job (screenwriting). I very agree that there is probably no golden forumla and has not to be, but imo there are patterns of storyline structure within those successful novels/movies mentioned above. How they are ordered, how many are used at all, how much weighted vs. each other. thx for mentioning the Hero Journey, was new to me.
Oct
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comment How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
@TheIrish The main question is how to "coordinate" different parallel storylines, how to weight&structure them. I just tried to explain a bit in detail what the set of difficulties is and what the answer should imho cover. I would try to answer it in a item list. Its no easy question, but to me fundamental thinking about movies/novels i know. And not to "as many as possible", but a broad audience (i.d. broad educational spectrum and/or broad age spectrum)