Raiders of the Lost Ark and Multiple Storyforms

              Episode #65

              A deep-dive into the two narrative structures driving the classic action/adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark.

              While many consider Raiders to be evidence of a “5-Act” or “6-Act” structure, the truth is the presence of two completely different 4-Act structures. Using the Dramatica theory of story, we take a look at these two individual arguments and explain how Kasdan masterfully wove them together to appear as a single “story.”

              In addition, we discuss updates to our Subtext service (referred to as the “Atomizer” in the podcast), and examine the thematic structure of the Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya.

              You can read the entire transcription of this episode here.

              Deliberate Storytelling is a practice whereby the Author creates with intent and purpose. Collaborate with a story expert today and start down the path towards finally writing and finishing your story.

              Show Notes & Links

              Narrative First theme by Alex Hull. Hear more on his Soundcloud, Operation Solace.

              Never Trust a Hero

              Subscribe and receive our FREE PDF E-book on why the "Hero's Journey" is a big joke--and how following it is keeping you from writing a great story.