Tag: hero’s journey

SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: Casablanca (1942)

Apr 14, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , , ,

CASABLANCA: WHAT I LEARNED THS TIME Last week, at my local cinema, I had the privilege of seeing a digital restoration of the classic film Casablanca. I’ve seen it a million times, but this was my first time seeing it in a theater. It was just as awesome as you’d…

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Hero’s Journey: The Treasure of The Sierra Madre (1948)

Nov 6, 2016 Phil Parker 0 Films, Screenwriting, Writing , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In this ongoing series, I give a basic breakdown of a film plot, as seen through the eyes of a screenwriter, and its use (conscious, or not) of a classic story structure that has its roots in the myths of ancient times. By seeing how different physical and emotional plot points…

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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: ‘The Martian’ (2015)

Oct 21, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , , , , , , , ,

THE MARTIAN: Was the hero too perfect? I’ve seen The Martian twice now. The first time I really liked it. Gave it a 8.5/10. The second time, I liked it, but not as much. Gave it a 7.5/10. And now, looking into the future I’m wondering… will this be one…

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