Movies That Move Us

Screenwriting and the Power of the Protagonist’s Journey

  • Authors
  • Craig Batty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Screenwriting and the Power of the Protagonist’s Journey

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  3. Screenplay Case Studies

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      Pages 97-97
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    7. Up
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 196-209

About this book


From a screenwriting perspective, Batty explores the idea that the protagonist's journey is comprised of two individual yet interwoven threads: the physical journey and the emotional journey. His analysis includes detailed case studies of the films Muriel's Wedding , Little Voice , Cars , Forgetting Sarah Marshall , Sunshine Cleaning and Up.


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