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Myth & the Movies: Discovering the Myth Structure of 50 Unforgettable Filmsby Stuart Voytilla
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Foreword by Christopher Vogler, author of The Writer's Journey.
With this collection of essays exploring the mythic structure of 50 well-loved U.S. and foreign films, Stuart Voytilla has created a fun and fascinating book for film fans, screenwriters, and anyone with a love of storytelling and pop culture. An informal companion piece to the best-selling The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler, Myth And The Movies applies the mythic structure Vogler developed to films as diverse as Die Hard, Singin' in the Rain and Boyz N the Hood. This comprehensive book offers a greater understanding of why some films continue to touch and connect with audiences generation after generation.
Movies discussed include Annie Hall, Beauty and the Beast, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, E.T., The Fugitive, The Godfather, The Graduate, La Strada, The Piano, Pulp Fiction, Notorious, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Searchers, The Silence of the Lambs, T2: Judgment Day, Sleepless in Seattle, Star Wars, Unforgiven, and many more.
"Myth and the Movies is a must for every writer who wants to tell better stories. Voytilla guides his readers to a richer and deeper understanding not only of mythic structure, but also of the movies we love." Christopher Wehner, Web editor, The Screenwriters Utopia and Creative Screenwriting
"Stuart Voytilla's Myth and the Movies is a remarkable achievement: an ambitious, thought-provoking, and cogent analysis of the mythic underpinnings of fifty great movies." Ted Tally, Academy Award®-winning screenwriter, The Silence of the Lambs
An analysis of over 50 US and foreign films in every cinematic genre, including drama, westerns, horror, action-adventure, romance, comedy, romantic comedy, suspense-thriller and fantasy-science fiction. It reveals why some films continue to touch and connect with audiences.
Voytilla takes the mythic structure developed by Christopher Vogler in ""The Writer's Journey"" and applies this idea to 50 classic motion pictures. 100 original carts with mythic icons.
Designed as a companion to The Writer's Journey, Myth & the Movies analyzes 50 U.S. and foreign films in every cinematic genre.
About the Author
Stuart Voytilla is a writer, script consultant, and teacher of acting and screenwriting. He has evaluated hundreds of scripts for LA-based talent agencies. His latest screenplay, The Golem, is being produced by Baltimore-based Princess Pictures.
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