Today we invite our teacher, mentor, and friend Kujaatele Kweli to discuss the 13 top movie storylines in Hollywood.
We at Film Reverie wanted to share with you guys our Adventure’s In Filmmaking and reveal some of the secrets to our screenwriting success (or lack thereof). We’ve studied movies and human behavior for over 20 years and today our teacher, mentor, and friend Kujaatele (KOOGE) Kweli is giving away his own 13 most used stories in Hollywood movies. Back when KOOGE was our instructor he gave us this as a tool to get us started on our Filmmaking Journey. We have been applying them to our writing and testing the 13 stories in movies ever since. Signup below to get your own free PDF of The Top 13 Hollywood Storylines!
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THE 13 BASIC STORIES CHEAT SHEET
Have you ever read a book, gone to a play or watched a movie and had the feeling that you’d seen the story before? Was it ESP? Deja vu? No, you were right the first time. You have seen the story before. Essential all the stories that have ever been told fit into 13 fundamental plots. Hollywood makes over 300 major movies a year; however, they are all basically remakes of 13 stories.
- 1. THE BETRAYAL STORY
- 2. THE BOY OR GIRL MEETS BOY OR GIRL LOVE STORY
- 3. THE ESCAPE/CHASE STORY
- 4. THE FISH OUT OF WATER STORY
- 5. THE FRANKENSTEIN OR MAN PLAYS GOD STORY
- 6. THE GOOD VERSUS EVIL/WAR IS HELL STORY
- 7. THE GOD/DEVIL STORY
- 8. THE LET’S PLAN A BIG SHOW/HEIST STORY
- 9. THE MYSTERY/SUSPENSE STORY
- 10. THE RESCUE STORY
- 11. THE REVENGE STORY
- 12. THE SEDUCTION
- 13. THE SUCCESS or FAILURE JOURNEY (In Business, Love or The Battle of the Human Spirit Against All Odds)
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