The Pleasures of Structure

8 Structure drives everything that is meaningful in storytelling. In sum, structure is
fundamental to the success of your stories because, in every way imaginable, for
your audience structure = pleasure. 8 Ken Dancyger and Jeff Rush, Alternative ...

Author: Julian Hoxter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441164261

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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The Pleasures of Structure starts from the premise that the ability to develop a well understood and articulated story structure is the most important skill a screenwriter can develop. For example, good structure requires a great premise and rigorous character development. Without clear character motivations and goals--which are themselves indicative of key structural beats--your story is going exactly nowhere. Using the simple and flexible 'W' model of screenplay structure developed in the prequel Write What You Don't Know, Hoxter sets this out as its starting point. This model is tested against a range of examples which are chosen to explore the flexibility not only of that model but of movie storytelling more generally. Writers and students often worry that they are asked to work 'to formula'. This book will test that formula to breaking point. For example, the first case study will offer the example of a well written, professional, mainstream movie against which our later and more adventurous examples can be compared. So the lessons we learn examining the animated family adventure movie How To Train Your Dragon lead us directly to ask questions of our second case study, the acclaimed Swedish vampire movie Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In). Both movies have protagonists with the same basic problem, the same goal, and they use the same basic structure to tell their stories. Of course they are very different films and they work on their audiences in very different ways. Our linked case studies will expose how simple choices, like reversing the order of elements of the protagonist's transformational arc and shifting ownership of key story beats, has an enormous impact on how we respond to a structural model that is otherwise functionally identical.

A System of Psychology

But since nervous vitality is concerned in all these pleasures and pains , it is
desirable to ascertain as definitely as ... It is not a pleasure of perfect structure ,
though it depends in a degree upon structure ; it is not the pleasure of light and
heat ...

Author: Daniel Greenleaf Thompson


ISBN: UCAL:B4086107

Category: Psychology


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The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade

The point is that this core has a structural aspect which can be strengthened and
transformed into real Poe-perversity by adding to it something like pleasure. The
structure of perversion is akratic at its core, but the accompanying pleasure is ...

Author: Timo Airaksinen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134831579

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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The Marquis de Sade is famous for his forbidden novels like Justine, Juliette, and the 120 Days of Sodom. Yet, despite Sade's immense influence on philosophy and literature, his work remains relatively unknown. His novels are too long, repetitive, and violent. At last in The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade, a distinguished philosopher provides a theoretical reading of Sade. Airaksinen examines Sade's claim that in order to be happy and free we must do evil things. He discusses the motivations of the typical Sadean hero, who leads a life filled with perverted and extreme pleasures, such as stealing, murder, rape, and blasphemy. Secondary sources on Sade, such as Hobbes, Erasmusm, and Brillat-Savarin are analyzed, and modern studies are evaluated. The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade greatly enhances our understanding of Sade and his philosophy of pain and perversion.

An examination of the structural principles of H Spencer s philosophy

A few lines later he continues :“ The pleasures and pains which the moral
sentiments originate , will , like bodily pleasures and pains , become incentives
and deterrents so adjusted in their strengths to the needs , that the moral conduct
will be ...

Author: William David Ground


ISBN: OXFORD:590444870



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An Examination of the Structural Principles of Mr Herbert Spencer s Philosophy

A few lines later he continues:— “The pleasures and pains which the moral
sentiments originate, will, like bodily pleasures and pains, become incentives
and deterrents so adjusted in their strengths to the needs, that the moral conduct
will be ...

Author: William David Ground


ISBN: UCAL:$B44995

Category: Electronic books

Page: 351

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"Perhaps it is the fate of all great systems of Philosophy that they should be open to many different interpretations, according as they strike different readers, but it can hardly be questioned, I think, that Mr. Spencer's philosophy is singularly of this character. Many claim him as a materialist, but nothing can be plainer than that he repudiates materialism with all his heart. With more justice perhaps, some claim him as the very chief of empirics, but his system seems to me to have little in common with any system of empiricism. It must be allowed that he is an agnostic, but it is very much open to question whether agnosticism is any necessary and structural part of his philosophy, and whether it may not be a mere excrescence which only deforms and degrades a true and noble system. It is in this latter aspect that it appears to myself; and this volume is written for the purpose of showing that, if the system be made one logical and consistent whole, it is congruous with nothing but theism"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

Topography and Deep Structure in Plato

It is the animals on which the multitude rely just as divin- ers rely on birds, when
they decide that pleasures are of first importance to our living a good life, and
suppose that animal desires are authoritative evidence, rather than those desires

Author: Clinton DeBevoise Corcoran

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438462691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues. In this book, Clinton DeBevoise Corcoran examines the use of place in Plato’s dialogues. Corcoran argues that spatial representations, such as walls, caves, and roads, as well as the creation of eternal patterns and chaotic images in the particular spaces, times, characterizations, and actions of the dialogues, provide clues to Plato’s philosophic project. Throughout the dialogues, the Good serves as an overarching ordering principle for the construction of place and the proper limit of spaces, whether they be here in the world, deep in the underworld, or in the nonspatial ideal realm of the Forms. The Good, since it escapes the limits of space and time, equips Plato with a powerful mythopoetic tool to create settings, frames, and arguments that superimpose different dimensions of reality, allowing worlds to overlap that would otherwise be incommensurable. The Good also serves as a powerful ethical tool for evaluating the order of different spaces. Corcoran explores how Plato uses wrestling and war as metaphors for the mixing of the nonspatial, eternal forms in the world and history, and how he uses spatial images throughout the dialogues to critique Athens’s tragic overreach in the Peloponnesian War. Far from merely an incidental backdrop in the dialogues, place etches the tragic intersection of the mortal and the immortal, good and evil, and Athens’s past, present, and future.

Structure and Diversity

And must not, therefore, the values be given independently of the feeling-states
of pleasure or pain that may or may not accompany their givenness?
Phenomenology requires that a connection be established between the noetic
act—here, ...

Author: E. Kelly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401730990

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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FOUNDATIONALISM IN PHILOSOPHY n his autobiographical work, The Education of Henry Adams, this I brooding and disillusioned offspring of American presidents confronted, at age sixty, his own perplexity concerning the new scientific world-view that was emerging at the end of the century. He noted that the unity of things, long guaranteed morally by the teachings of Christianity and scientifically by the Newtonian world-view, was being challenged by a newer vision of things that found only incomprehensible multiplicity at the root of the world: What happened if one dropped the sounder into the ab yss-let it go-frankly gave up Unity altogether? What was Unity? Why was one to be forced to affirm it? Here every body flatly refused help. . . . [Adams] got out his Descartes again; dipped into his Hume and Berkeley; wrestled anew with his Kant; pondered solemnly over his Hegel and Scho penhauer and Hartmann; strayed gaily away with his Greeks-all merely to ask what Unity meant, and what happened when one denied it. Apparently one never denied it. Every philosopher, whether sane or insane, naturally af firmed it. I Adams, then approaching with heavy pessimism a new century, felt instinc tively that, were one to attack the notion of unity, the entire edifice of human knowledge would quickly collapse. For understanding requires the unification of apparently different phenomena.

Burghersh or The pleasures of a country life

embattled structure , supposed to be of the reign of Henry the 6th , is nearly
perfect , and opens into the Abbey grounds from the High Street of the town . —
These are the most perfect parts of this celebrated fane . Others are seen ,
melancholy ...

Author: Burghersh


ISBN: OXFORD:590182938

Category: Burwash (East Sussex, England)

Page: 80

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Write What You Don t Know

The lessons we are taught by ancient ring compositions about the pleasures to
be found in parallelism are vitally important for a screenwriter who is thinking her
way towards her own story structure. It seems counterintuitive to imply that ...

Author: Julian Hoxter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441102102

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

View: 729


Encourages you to move beyond your comfort zones in search of stories.

The Psychology of the Body

THE ACHIEVING RIGID STRUCTURE Psychological Dynamics A second type of
rigid structure is overly concerned with ... People living within the achieving rigid
structure can work for the pleasure of a Ferrari , a sum of money , a large house ...

Author: Elliot Greene

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781737826

Category: Medical

Page: 274

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This book is designed to provide massage therapists and bodyworkers with a greater understanding of the psychological issues that can arise from using touch in their therapy sessions. The book describes the connection between the body and the mind, how touch affects this connection, the client's emotional reaction and release, and how to respond to the client in an appropriate manner. The purpose of the book is to clearly define the scope of practice in this area for massage therapists, and bodyworkers.

The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain

It picturesquely but inconveniently straddles the entrance to St Peter's Street, the
main thoroughfare, and it is an imposing structure of the late 14th century, with a
fine view from its battlemented top. It once guarded the entrance to the city from ...

Author: David Kemp

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770700703

Category: Travel

Page: 440

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Is a famous queen of Britain really bured beneath platform 10 at King’s Cross station in London? What is the telephone number of the National Theatre? what is the best place to eat in Worcester? Where is the National Bagpipe Museum? (Hint: not in Scotland) Was Pointius Pilate born in Pitlochry? The answers to these questions and literally thousands more are to be found in David Kemp’s fascinating guidebook, The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain. Nowhere else will the discerning traveller find so much diverse and essential information about British culture gathered together in one volume. With the author as your witty and knowledgeable guide, take a tour through nearly fifty cities, from Penzance to Perth, from London to Cardiff and Belfast. Each city section begins with a concise, readable history and a guided walk around the town, planned to take in as many of the significant local sights as can comfortably be included. Next are exhaustive listings, including telephone numbers and addresses, of everything a culturally curious visitor might want to seek out: theatre, art galleries, museums, antique markets, antiquarian and other bookstores, restaurants, lcoal fairs and festivals and more. Finally, under the headings of Artistic Associations and Ephemera, each section concludes with an entertaining collection of local lore, gossip, legend and anecdote.

Structure and Meaning in Medieval Arabic and Persian Lyric Poetry

Statements involving a cessation of activity, a return to stasis, loss, sleep, death,
and so on, which Smith terms “closural allusions”,28 are frequent in lyrics
celebrating love or wine and describing the state of the lover or the pleasures of
the ...

Author: Julie Meisami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135790103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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This is the first comprehensive and comparative study of compositional and stylistic techniques in medieval Arabic and Persian lyric poetry. Ranging over some seven countries, it deals with works by over thirty poets in the Islamic world from Spain to present-day Afghanistan, and examines how this rich poetic traditions exhibits both continuity and development in the use of a wide variety of compositional strategies. Discussing such topics as principles of structural organisation, the use of rhetorical figures, metaphor and images, and providing detailed analyses of a large number of poetic texts, it shows how structural and semantic features interacted to bring coherence and meaning to the individual poem. It also examines works by the indigenous critics of poetry in both Arabic and Persian, and demonstrates the critics' awareness of, and interest in, the techniques which poets employed to construct poems which were both eloquent and meaningful. Comparisons are also made with classical and medieval poetics in the west. The book will be of interest not merely to specialists in the relevant fields, but also to all those interested in pre-modern poetry and poetics.

Zoology being a systematic account of the general structure habits instincts and uses of the principal families of the animal kingdom as well as of the chief forms of fossil remains A new edition thoroughly revised by W S Dallas

ADVANTAGES OF THE STUDY . The objects of Natural History are perhaps in
general less clearly understood than those of most other sciences , even among

Author: William Benjamin CARPENTER


ISBN: BL:A0024401246



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Structural Depths of Indian Thought

When the material particles of the body come together in a particular ratio and
pattern and form a particular structure , the quality of consciousness emerges . It
is only an emergent quality . But when the pattern deteriorates and the body ...

Author: P. T. Raju

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887061397

Category: Philosophy

Page: 599

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"No other work treating Indian philosophy on a comparable scale contains the illuminating comparisons between doctrines of Indian schools and the thought of Western philosophy ranging from Plato to Sartre and Wittgenstein...It will, moreover, contribute to the understanding of Western philosophy by Indian thinkers and vice versa...Raju has an intimate acquaintance with a remarkable range of Western thinkers and this distinguishes his work from most of what has gone before...Raju, moreover, is himself a critical thinker and consequently, although he has written a history, he treats the ideas and doctrines in a philosophical mode and his assessments of positions are often original and illuminating." -- John E. Smith, Clark Professor of Philosophy, Yale University "Purpose: To deal with Indian philosophy in a fashion reflecting the way the best German historians of philosophy deal with Western philosophy...The book is remarkable for its comprehensiveness in combination with extensive critical discussions...Raju's more critical than Radhakrishnan's and more philosophical than Dasgupta's. Radhakrishnan's comments are far less philosophically sophisticated and interesting than Raju's....a monument to a senior Indian philosopher's lifelong study and thoughtful critical consideration of the great classical systems of his tradition." -- Karl H. Potter, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington "Raju's credentials are impeccable. He is one of the few scholars in the world who could presume to write a major work on Indian thought. Accordingly, his knowledge of the Indian schools is accurate and impressive. To the extent that one of his intentions is to cast those schools in terms which make them more intelligible to western readers, his work measures up very well." -- Harold H. Oliver, Professor of Philosophy, Boston University

The Logics of Social Structure

I owe to the last, among many other things, the cultivation of a flexible, dynamic
view of structural processes and collective agencies. At the time, although
admiring it considerably in secret, I was an outsider to Harrison C. White's group,
which ...

Author: Kyriakos M. Kontopoulos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521032695

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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An interesting approach to the study of social structure, drawing on developments in the physical, biological and cognitive sciences.