Dan Harmon: Every Story is the Same


Hübscher Clip über Dan Harmons Variation von Joseph Campbells Heldenreise, die er zu einer zirkulären Storytelling-Theorie verdichtet:

Snip von AV-Club:

The theory boils down to two sentences: 1) A character is in a zone of comfort, 2) but they want something. 3) They enter an unfamiliar situation, 4) adapt to it, 5) get what they wanted, 6) pay a heavy price for it, 7) then return to their familiar situation, 8) having changed. Harmon plots those eight points along the quadrants of a circle, but then overlays that circle with great dualities like life and death, consciousness and unconsciousness, and order and chaos, and finds within that very literal geometry storytelling needs, like internal and external conflict.