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by RoboButler
Feb 23, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Examples of Comedic Fixed Attitude
Replies: 3
Views: 3982

Re: Examples of Comedic Fixed Attitude

How about Dan Ackroyd's character in Dragnet? Or Steve Martin's in Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Or Dan Ackroyd's in Trading Places? Or Bill Murray in Groundhog's Day?

I'm still new to the theory, but I think each of these characters represent a fixed attitude.
by RoboButler
Jan 22, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: As Good As Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 11697

Re: As Good As Star Wars

Oops, hit post too early. There can be another Star Wars. But it would take an individual will like Mr. Lucas' for it to happen again.
by RoboButler
Jan 22, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: As Good As Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 11697

Re: As Good As Star Wars

If I may offer my two cents to the original question. There are several reasons why Star Wars affected the way that it did. First was that Lucas employed the archetype of archetypes, both in his story and his characters that made it accessible across generations. Another is the cultural milieu that ...
by RoboButler
Jan 13, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 8102

Re: Approach

Do you sell a big chart of the structural model and the quads and all that? It would be cool to have that on the wall in front of my face than tucked away in the book.
by RoboButler
Jan 13, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 8102

Re: Approach

Thank you for the explanation, Mr. Huntley. Although I was, by that point in my posting, merely ripping on the book! You gotta admit it is quite the brain-splitter. I did have a concern of how you keep the focus on the main concern while going through the other types in the type quad. And that on fo...
by RoboButler
Jan 05, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 8102

Re: Approach

I should also have mentioned that the theory book is one the nastiest books I have ever had to follow. Some sections not only don't clarify but leave you sitting with new material tossed in and utterly unexplained. For instance (hardback) on pg 133-134 of Elements of Structure introducing Acts, ther...
by RoboButler
Jan 04, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 8102

Re: Approach

Thanks for your reply. I can see already some of the benefits of the approach. A lot of the principles seem very natural to me as well. It just seems like one hell of a lot of stuff to keep in one's head. Although since I posted my question, I started using the program on a kernel of an idea I've be...
by RoboButler
Jan 01, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Dramatica Theory
Topic: Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 8102

Approach

Does anyone have a suggestion for how to settle into this theory/program? I am almost finished with the Elements of Structure and hoping The Art of Storytelling pulls some of it together. I started strong, but after awhile it is like your mind is getting bludgeoned. I'm not sure about plugging away ...

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