For any of you GITS readers who happen to live near Knoxville, Tennessee, I will be speaking there this Friday.
If the Hero’s Journey can be said to be a universal structure for story, is there an associated structure of character types? By analyzing several movies, we will explore five primary character archetypes and key concepts articulated by Carl Jung as they relate to narrative, film analysis, and screenwriting. It’s a synthesis of the foundation to character-based screenwriting and much of what I do in the way of teaching at Screenwriting Master Class and the ongoing conversation about the craft here on the blog.
The event this Friday will be an hour-long presentation followed by a Q&A, then reception, and it’s open free to the public.
By the way, if you are affiliated with a film studies or screenwriting program at a university or college, and might be interested in a presentation like this one, get in touch with me. I am passionate about these ideas because I believe they can help take us away from formulaic writing by focusing our attention first and foremost on characters, everything in our stories flowing from there. It’s also a fresh way to do film analysis. So I am excited to promote these concepts wherever I can.
For those of you who will happen to be in Tennessee on Friday, hope to see you there!