The return of Throughline Thursdays, an unexpected analysis of The Prestige, and an explanation of the difference between a problematic Situation and problematic Activities.
Dramatica's terminology stumps even the most talented writers. The understanding of the difference between a situation and a Situation is paramount in breaking through preconceptions of narrative structure. In this episode, I cover a common problem encountered by many new to the theory—why the Overall Story Throughline of The Fugitive falls under Situation, rather than Activity.
In addition, I reintroduce Throughline Thursdays with a visual representation of the conflict presented in Get Out.
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Show Notes & Links
- Dramatica Analyses over 300 analyses of films, television shows, novels, and plays
- Throughline Thursdays introductory articles on defining the Domains of a complete story
- The Throughlines of Get Out
- Melanie Anne Phillips on Taking Your Story to Dinner
- My analysis of The Prestige
- Character Arc Videos
- Storyforming videos exclusive content for premium members of Narrative First
- The Dramatica Users Group analysis of Ixcanul
- The Fugitive: When a Situation Isn't a Situation a common error made by many writers new to Dramatica
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