November 6, 2013

Raider’s of the Lost Ark – The Hero’s Journey Breakdown

Ordinary world Indiana Jones is an archaeologist, adventurer and a Professor. Call to Adventure He’s contacted by Government Agents to retrieve the Arc of the covenant. Hitler is also after it and he has a head start. (Also note: there is a long introduction with the rolling stone and the chasing natives etc, so when […]

Hero’s Journey – Refusal of the call


Refusal of the call The Hero has received the Call to Adventure but instead of accepting it, he refuses. This is another way to introduce conflict and reverse expectations for the audience. For example, we know exactly what Rocky is about from the poster and the trailer before we see it but when Rocky is offered the […]