The Pleasures of Structure

"Helps develop a much deeper understanding of story structure, using case studies with short practical lessons which all emerge organically from the example at hand"--

Author: Julian Hoxter


ISBN: 1501302671

Category: Motion picture authorship


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The Pleasures of Structure

A story without structure wouldn't be a story at all, merely, ... of the inevitable historical accretions The Pleasures of Structure 8 The origins of story, ...

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.

The Pleasures of Aesthetics

On the first charge , Currie notes that if my arguments establish the existence of indicated structures in the arts , they do so in areas , such as that of ...

Author: Jerrold Levinson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801482267

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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The Structure of Political Thought

For we must carefully note that in traditional political philosophy pleasure was indeed considered to have the requisite uniformity of a measure by which to ...

Author: Charles N. R. McCoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351473088

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Originally published in 1963, this classic book is a rethinking of the history of Western political philosophy. Charles N. R. McCoy contrasts classical-medieval principles against the "hypotheses" at the root of modern liberalism and modern conservativism.In Part I, "The Classical Christian Tradition from Plato to Aquinas," the author lays the foundation for a philosophical "structure" capable of producing "constitutional liberty." Part II, "The Modern Theory of Politics from Machiavelli to Marx," attempts to show, beginning with Machiavelli, the reversal and destruction of the pre-modern "structure" postulated in Part I.McCoy stresses the great contributions of Aristotle to political thought found in his more familiar Ethics and Politics, but also includes key insights drawn from Metaphysics and Physics. These contributions are developed and perfected, McCoy argues, by Augustine and Aquinas. Two other important features include McCoy's epistemological insights into Plato's work that will be new to many readers and the author's juxtaposition of traditional natural law with "the modernized theory of natural law." The modern account of autonomous natural law, in McCoy's view, helps explain the totalitarian direction of key aspects of modern political thought. This classic volume on the origins of modern philosophical thought remains a standard in the field.

The Structure of Aristotle s Thought

In the discussion of pleasure in Book VII Aristotle is primarily concerned with
making clear the distinction between the two kinds of pleasures . Since the
pleasures arising from the passions and feelings change from person to person
and even ...

Author: Anfinn Stigen


ISBN: UCSC:32106010929807


Page: 478

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The Structure of Society

The pleasures people indulge in provide an important clue . In devoting himself
to a pleasurable activity , man reveals his real aspiration ( and sometimes in
doing so , he discovers himself to his surprise ) . It could be said -- and said it
ought ...

Author: Julian Marias

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4382293

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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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 ...

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.

Film Structure and the Emotion System

sychoanalytic film theory has become the dominant theoretical approach for investigating the pleasures of the cinema, and yet there is some question even ...

Author: Greg M. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113943831X

Category: Performing Arts


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Films evoke broad moods and cue particular emotions that can be broadly shared as well as individually experienced. Although the experience of emotion is central to the viewing of movies, film studies have neglected to focus attention on the emotions, relying instead on vague psychoanalytic concepts of desire. Film Structure and the Emotion System synthesizes research on emotion in cognitive psychology and neurology in an effort to provide a more nuanced understanding of how film evokes emotion. Analysing a variety and range of films, including Casablanca and Stranger than Paradise, this book offers a grounded approach to the mechanisms through which films appeal to the human emotions, demonstrating the role of style and narration in this process.

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 Structure of Freedom

All values , positive and negative , can be reduced to common units of pleasure
and pain , and are thus in principle subject to comparative measurement . This
enables the legislator or the scientist to make objectively correct choices between

Author: Christian Bay

Publisher: New York : Atheneum

ISBN: UOM:39015013919843

Category: Liberty

Page: 419

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The Mathematical Structure of Stable Physical Systems

... and life will not be seen to be based on materialism and pleasure. ... ever more authoritarian 233 The Mathematical Structure ofStable Physical Systems.

Author: Dr. Martin Concoyle

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490723655

Category: Education

Page: 700

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This book is an introduction to the simple math patterns used to describe fundamental, stable spectral-orbital physical systems (represented as discrete hyperbolic shapes), the containment set has many-dimensions, and these dimensions possess macroscopic geometric properties (which are also discrete hyperbolic shapes). Thus, it is a description which transcends the idea of materialism (ie it is higher-dimensional), and it can also be used to model a life-form as a unified, high-dimension, geometric construct, which generates its own energy, and which has a natural structure for memory, where this construct is made in relation to the main property of the description being, in fact, the spectral properties of both material systems and of the metric-spaces which contain the material systems, where material is simply a lower dimension metric-space, and where both material-components and metric-spaces are in resonance with the containing space. Partial differential equations are defined on the many metric-spaces of this description, but their main function is to act on either the, usually, unimportant free-material components (to most often cause non-linear dynamics) or to perturb the orbits of the, quite often condensed, material trapped by (or within) the stable orbits of a very stable hyperbolic metric-space shape.

The Pleasures of Time

Cage speculates that the radical step he took of abolishing structure in his pieces and adopting chance techniques of composing would not have been possible ...

Author: Stephen Harold Riggins

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 9781897414132

Category: Gay men

Page: 312

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American-born Stephen Harold Riggins and French-born Paul Bouissac have been partners for over thirty years. This book is the story of their complex and fascinating relationship OCo set in Paris, Toronto, Newfoundland and Indiana, with a cast of characters including celebrated critics Northrop Frye, Michel Foucault, H(r)lene Cixous and Claude L(r)vi-Strauss OCo but it is also very much more. Spanning over most of the past century, The Pleasures of Time is an important work of cultural studies and intellectual history, tracing the growth of a committed gay relationship at the same time as it charts important cultural and intellectual trends. For example, Paul Bouissac, the subject of this loving memoir, is one of the world's foremost authorities on circus, as well as a member of the Nouveau Roman literary movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Author Stephen Harold Riggins, who bases the book on the diaries he has kept since the early 1970s, recreates in expert sepia tones the caf(r)s of Paris, his home state of Indiana and rural country circuses of 1960s southern Ontario among other locales."

Man in his physical structure and adaptations

74 THE PLEASURES volving wheel may turn up , that they do not much heed these matters . But when life has advanced a little , we find that our pleasure- our ...

Author: Robert Mudie


ISBN: OXFORD:590703063



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The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

you are creating parallel structure, too: “I love the stars, the streetlights, even the glittering flecks in the sidewalks.” When you list a series of ...

Author: Kim Addonizio

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340884

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

The Pleasures of Babel

... the extended families in numerous African-American novels may be understood by reference to a distinctive social structure; the prominence of extended ...

Author: Jay Clayton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195083736

Category: History

Page: 209

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The Pleasures of Babel acquaints the layperson and the expert alike with the creative and intellectual achievements of America's multicultural society. Arguing that the present is "a great period of writing," Jay Clayton relates novels from the seventies, eighties, and nineties to the latest developments in literary theory. He offers a lucid, cutting-edge look at the often stormy relationship between contemporary literature and criticism. Avoiding theoretical jargon, Clayton systematically sets out to make sense of the critical movements of the last two decades: deconstruction, psychoanalysis, minority writing, multiculturalism, and feminism. In the course of clarifying the accomplishments of Barthes, Kristeva, Lyotard, Said, and others, the author discusses some of America's most prominent writers of fiction: Saul Bellow, Sandra Cisneros, E.L. Doctorow, Toni Morrison, and many others. The result successfully weds a layperson's guide to recent criticism with a scholarly application of that criticism to the very works it concerns. In light of the current debates being waged over the canon and multiculturalism, The Pleasures of Babel should prove an indispensable tool for those engaged in the practice of literary criticism, as well as anyone concerned with the way in which narrative interacts with society.

The Structure and Form of the French Enlightenment Esprit philosophique

ture of Pleasure , On the Nature of Man , and On Virtue . The argument of the first
poem is that since everyone has five senses which are the measure of our good
and evil , we must all be alike , that is , equal , despite our position in society and

Author: Ira Owen Wade


ISBN: UOM:39015008445762

Category: Philosophy

Page: 690

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The author describes the influence on the Enlightenment of the intellectual currents that had been active in France, particularly the historical and humanistic esprit critique and the scientific esprit modern. In the first volume he traces the transformation they brought about in religion, ethics, aesthetics, science, politics, economics, and self-knowledge. His analysis of works by Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau--including the Encyclopedic--defines their organic unity and clarifies contradictions that appear to threaten the coherence, consistency, and logical continuity of the esprit philosophique. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Structure of Detachment

In fact , the number of patrons who could afford the pleasures of Fukagawa ... Iki was for those folks whose notion of a life of pleasure required self ...

Author: Hiroshi Nara

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082482735X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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The philosopher's controversial link with Heidegger is explored by Jon Mark Mikkelsen in the final essay, which concludes that, although Heidegger's view of art is consistent, both historically and conceptually, with his political involvement with fascism, the same cannot be said of Kuki."

The Pleasures of Children s Literature

In doing so , we use the strategy of exploring structure . Structure refers to the
way that the various parts of a text relate to each other and form patterns . It
depends to a great extent on repetition and variations of the same or similar
elements .

Author: Perry Nodelman

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39076001684757

Category: Education

Page: 313

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Overviews the issue of children's literature by discussing literary techniques and characteristics of the genre, examining the changing historical context of childhood, and evaluating specific types of literature