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04 DECEMBER 2012

Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey

"The Hero's Journey is a pattern of narrative identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development. It describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds on behalf of the group, tribe, or civilization"

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Simon Perkins
08 DECEMBER 2009

Feature Film: A 'You Tube Narrative Model'?

"Will the You–Tube revolution foster a new narrative model for feature film? Perhaps it's too early to say. But then again, given the rapid proliferation of the online video portal (launched barely a year ago) it's worth thinking about. To date, most discussion on You Tube centres on its relationship with television. However, there are also signs of 'cross–pollination' with the cinema: from the very, very small screen to the big screen.

Scriptwriting author Ken Dancyger says that new 'narrative models' develop against a background of technological innovation, to provide 'narrative experience that re–establishes its connectivity with its audience' (127). Premonitions of a 'You Tube Narrative Model' can be considered in relation to Dancyger's 'MTV Model': the feature film as an assemblage of 'set–pieces' which appropriate both the structure (2–4 minutes) and aesthetic (high production values/rapid montage) of the music video (132). He points to Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994) as an example.

But this earlier brand of (80s–90s) postmodern excess has mutated in the new media environment–and new narrative models beckon. "

(Alex Munt, 7 June 2007, FlowTV)

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