Applying the Storymind Theory to Seinfeld

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Applying the Storymind Theory to Seinfeld

Postby Geoff1975 » Dec 15, 2012 10:22 am

Before discovering Dramatica, I would have fun trying to find common a theme in the four Seinfeld story lines of an episode. Seinfeld practically screamed out for this because: 1) it was so dialogue witty, and 2) themes were clearly a focus of the comedy. What does Dramatica say about the division between, say, Elaine's story line from Jerry's? In Dramatica, it's as if there's a theme split into several perspectives. Is this form in Seinfeld or are they completely separate storyforms? Also, it's interesting from a character point of view, how Elaine wants things perfect, Jerry wants everything neat, George acts impulsively then second-guesses, and Kramer acts impulsively but never thinks twice.

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Re: Applying the Storymind Theory to Seinfeld

Postby Chris Huntley » Dec 19, 2012 4:52 pm

1. I am not familiar enough with Seinfeld to say anything cogent about it in general.

2. Even though there may be an episodic 'formula' to the structure of Seinfeld episodes, I think I'd have to evaluate a specific episode to make specific observations about its structure.

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