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The Resource Aristotle in Hollywood : the anatomy of successful storytelling, Ari Hiltinen

Aristotle in Hollywood : the anatomy of successful storytelling, Ari Hiltinen

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Aristotle in Hollywood : the anatomy of successful storytelling
Title
Aristotle in Hollywood
Title remainder
the anatomy of successful storytelling
Statement of responsibility
Ari Hiltinen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the centuries Aristotle's Poetics remained something of a mystery. What was the great philosopher trying to say about the nature of drama and storytelling? What did he mean by pity, fear and catharsis? In this book, Ari Hiltunen explains the mystery of the 'proper pleasure', which, according to Aristotle, is the goal of drama and can be brought about by using certain storytelling strategies. Hiltunen develops Aristotle's thesis to demonstrate how the world's best-loved fairy tales, Shakespeare's success, and empirical studies on the enjoyment of drama and brain physiology, all give support to the idea of a universal 'proper pleasure' through storytelling. Examining the key concepts and logic of Poetics, Hiltunen offers a unique insight to anyone who wants to know the secret of successful storytelling, both in the past and in today's multi-billion dollar entertainment industry
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Hiltunen, Ari
Dewey number
808/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Intellect's studies in scriptwriting
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  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
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Aristotle in Hollywood : the anatomy of successful storytelling, Ari Hiltinen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Preliminaries -- Contents -- Aristotle in Hollywood -- Intellect's Studies in Scriptwriting -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Tears of Joy -- Overview -- 1. Primary Source of the Magical Experience -- 2. Aristotle and the Mystery of Dramatic Pleasure -- 2.1 Oedipus Rex, The Master Plot -- 2.2 Fear -- Anticipation of Impending Danger -- 2.3 Pity -- Reaction to Undeserved Suffering -- 2.4 Pity and Fear in Drama -- 2.5 Catharsis -- Release from Pity and Fear -- References -- 3. Strategies for the Good Plot -- 3.1 The Significance of Logic -- 3.2 Hamartia -- Powerful Special Effect -- 3.3 Characters in Drama -- 3.4 Goal-oriented Action -- 3.5 Plot Structure and the Dramatic Pleasure -- 4. Shakespeare and the Pleasure of Drama -- 4.1 Romeo and Juliet -- References -- 5. The Power of the 'Proper Pleasure' -- 5.1. The World's Most Popular Folktale -- References -- 6. Enjoyment of Drama: The Scientific Evidence -- 6.1 Why is Sport a Billion Dollar Business? -- 6.2 Brain Physiology -- References -- 7. The 'Proper Pleasure' in Hollywood -- 7.1 The Mythical Journey of the Hero -- 7.2 The Structure of a Successful Movie -- 7.3 Analysis of The Fugitive -- 7.4 Analysis of Ghost -- 7.5 The Resemblance of Tragedy and Comedy -- 7.6 Hitchcock as the Master of Pity and Fear -- 7.7 Art Cinema -- References -- 8. The 'Proper Pleasure' in Best-selling Fiction -- 8.1 Analysis of The Firm -- 8.2 Suspense of Love -- References -- 9. TV-series and the 'Proper Pleasure' -- 9.1 Analysis of ER -- Montage of Recent ER Clips -- 9.2 A Detective Series -- 9.3 The Sitcom -- 10. The 'Proper Pleasure' in Cyberspace -- 11. The Anatomy of the 'Proper Pleasure' -- References -- 12. Storytelling in the New Millennium -- References -- Appendix: Folktale and Kidnapping in Los Angeles -- 1. Initial Situation -- 2. Absentation -- 3. Interdiction -- 4. Violation -- 5. Reconnaissance -- 6. Delivery -- 7. Trickery -- 8. Complicity -- 9. Villainy -- 10. Mediation -- 11. Counteraction -- 12. Departure -- 13. Hero's reaction -- 14. Receipt of Agent -- 15. Spatial transference -- 16. Struggle -- 17. Branding -- 18. Victory -- 19. Liquidation -- 20. Return -- 21. Pursuit, chase -- 22. Rescue -- 23. Unrecognised arrival -- 24. Unfounded claims -- 25. Difficult task -- 26. Solution -- 27. Recognition -- 28. Exposure -- 29. Transfiguration -- 30. Punishment -- 31. Wedding -- Bibliography
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ocm50744841
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 143 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781841508238
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50744841
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Aristotle in Hollywood : the anatomy of successful storytelling, Ari Hiltinen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover -- Preliminaries -- Contents -- Aristotle in Hollywood -- Intellect's Studies in Scriptwriting -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Tears of Joy -- Overview -- 1. Primary Source of the Magical Experience -- 2. Aristotle and the Mystery of Dramatic Pleasure -- 2.1 Oedipus Rex, The Master Plot -- 2.2 Fear -- Anticipation of Impending Danger -- 2.3 Pity -- Reaction to Undeserved Suffering -- 2.4 Pity and Fear in Drama -- 2.5 Catharsis -- Release from Pity and Fear -- References -- 3. Strategies for the Good Plot -- 3.1 The Significance of Logic -- 3.2 Hamartia -- Powerful Special Effect -- 3.3 Characters in Drama -- 3.4 Goal-oriented Action -- 3.5 Plot Structure and the Dramatic Pleasure -- 4. Shakespeare and the Pleasure of Drama -- 4.1 Romeo and Juliet -- References -- 5. The Power of the 'Proper Pleasure' -- 5.1. The World's Most Popular Folktale -- References -- 6. Enjoyment of Drama: The Scientific Evidence -- 6.1 Why is Sport a Billion Dollar Business? -- 6.2 Brain Physiology -- References -- 7. The 'Proper Pleasure' in Hollywood -- 7.1 The Mythical Journey of the Hero -- 7.2 The Structure of a Successful Movie -- 7.3 Analysis of The Fugitive -- 7.4 Analysis of Ghost -- 7.5 The Resemblance of Tragedy and Comedy -- 7.6 Hitchcock as the Master of Pity and Fear -- 7.7 Art Cinema -- References -- 8. The 'Proper Pleasure' in Best-selling Fiction -- 8.1 Analysis of The Firm -- 8.2 Suspense of Love -- References -- 9. TV-series and the 'Proper Pleasure' -- 9.1 Analysis of ER -- Montage of Recent ER Clips -- 9.2 A Detective Series -- 9.3 The Sitcom -- 10. The 'Proper Pleasure' in Cyberspace -- 11. The Anatomy of the 'Proper Pleasure' -- References -- 12. Storytelling in the New Millennium -- References -- Appendix: Folktale and Kidnapping in Los Angeles -- 1. Initial Situation -- 2. Absentation -- 3. Interdiction -- 4. Violation -- 5. Reconnaissance -- 6. Delivery -- 7. Trickery -- 8. Complicity -- 9. Villainy -- 10. Mediation -- 11. Counteraction -- 12. Departure -- 13. Hero's reaction -- 14. Receipt of Agent -- 15. Spatial transference -- 16. Struggle -- 17. Branding -- 18. Victory -- 19. Liquidation -- 20. Return -- 21. Pursuit, chase -- 22. Rescue -- 23. Unrecognised arrival -- 24. Unfounded claims -- 25. Difficult task -- 26. Solution -- 27. Recognition -- 28. Exposure -- 29. Transfiguration -- 30. Punishment -- 31. Wedding -- Bibliography
Control code
ocm50744841
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 143 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781841508238
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50744841
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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