Thread: Roger Ebert Has Passed away

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    Generally, a bad movie is just a bad movie. Although inversely, a "good" movie may hold no interest for me at all.
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      Quote by yellow_submarine
      Generally, a bad movie is just a bad movie. Although inversely, a "good" movie may hold no interest for me at all.


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        Ok

        ugh, shut up
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          ugh, shut up

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                Quote by eddstarr88
                Man vs. Monster: the monster attacks, can it be stopped before it attacks again? Roger Ebert used this theme to cover all of the themes listed by S n S in his earlier post as "Man vs X". The "monster" can be another man, or a machine, or even the main character's psyche - the monster within.


                You know, it's interesting. You can pack all of those themes into one type as Siskel and Ebert do, or you can use that one type to describe all plots as my fourth grade English teacher did. (The Quest is often comprised of Man vs. Nature [traveling over great expanse of land] and/or Man vs. Man [a battle during or after the trip]. Rags to Riches is a story of someone struggling in society to overcome the obstacle of being a loser--Man vs Man.)

                After some thought, I have realized that the Siskel & Ebert system is better for readers or viewers. It hints at the content of the story and what sort of events can be expected. Meanwhile, the English Teacher system (possibly) works better for writers, while they are in the process of building the concept and structure of the story.

                I learned this in (I think) fourth grade, while we were reading A Wrinkle In Time. The other thing we learned at the time was plot structure.

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                  Quote by eddstarr88
                  Man vs. Monster: the monster attacks, can it be stopped before it attacks again? Roger Ebert used this theme to cover all of the themes listed by S n S in his earlier post as "Man vs X". The "monster" can be another man, or a machine, or even the main character's psyche - the monster within.


                  You know, it's interesting. You can pack all of those themes into one type as Siskel and Ebert do, or you can use that one type to describe all plots as my fourth grade English teacher did. (The Quest is often comprised of Man vs. Nature [traveling over great expanse of land] and/or Man vs. Man [a battle during or after the trip]. Rags to Riches is a story of someone struggling in society to overcome the obstacle of being a loser--Man vs Man.)

                  After some thought, I have realized that the Siskel & Ebert system is better for readers or viewers. It hints at the content of the story and what sort of events can be expected. Meanwhile, the English Teacher system (possibly) works better for writers, while they are in the process of building the concept and structure of the story.

                  I learned this in (I think) fourth grade, while we were reading A Wrinkle In Time. The other thing we learned at the time was plot structure.



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                    Well done S n S, it took a lot of searching for me to realize that Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were "taking liberty" with theme categories so viewers could have fun putting their favorite films under a header.

                    It seems to fit into the informal style of "Siskel & Ebert" to play around with descriptions and I bet the two of them also use their theme categories on television as well as movies.

                    Roger and Gene are gone but their love of film sure made an impact on me.
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                      Quote by eddstarr88
                      Well done S n S, it took a lot of searching for me to realize that Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were "taking liberty" with theme categories so viewers could have fun putting their favorite films under a header.

                      It seems to fit into the informal style of "Siskel & Ebert" to play around with descriptions and I bet the two of them also use their theme categories on television as well as movies.

                      Roger and Gene are gone but their love of film sure made an impact on me.


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                        Any story can be boiled down to these plots:

                        Man vs Man
                        Man vs Nature
                        Man vs Self
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                          Quote by yellow_submarine
                          Any story can be boiled down to these plots:

                          Man vs Man
                          Man vs Nature
                          Man vs Self


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                            What still awes me is that Gene Siskel said that every movie ever released falls into an established plot theme. No one ever has a uniquely "new" movie idea.

                            Works for me because I like variations on a theme just fine.
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                              Quote by eddstarr88
                              What still awes me is that Gene Siskel said that every movie ever released falls into an established plot theme. No one ever has a uniquely "new" movie idea.

                              Works for me because I like variations on a theme just fine.


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                                Quote by stake
                                plot structure.

                                I just learned this is called Freytag's Triangle. (or Freytag's Pyramid)

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                                  Quote by yellow_submarine
                                  Any story can be boiled down to these plots:

                                  Man vs Man
                                  Man vs Nature
                                  Man vs Self


                                  God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
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                                    Great, now retroman will want to post in this thread again.
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