Dramatica Users Group Meeting with Dramatica co-creator Chris Huntley. Tonight’s film was the 1970 classic heist film Le Cercle Roge.
I thought for sure we wouldn’t find a complete storyform–but like always, Chris helped guide us to a better understanding of the narrative.
This is the reason why I keep coming back to this class for the past 20 years. I always always_ learn something. Whether it’s something new, or something I already knew, these monthly get-together are a great way to reset the mind for narrative.
For instance–an easy way to identify Protagonist and Antagonist, which in Dramatica is not always the “good guy” and the “bad guy.” They always come together at the climax, because their conflict determines the Story Outcome.
In Cercle, Matei is the Protagonist and Vogel is the Antagonist. And it’s only when they finally meet at the end, that the narrative comes to a successful resolution.