Just thought I'd throw out a little thing while you're all waiting patiently for me to man up and watch The Exorcist again. I (very quickly) put together a couple of videos illustrating the Becoming subgenres in their respective movies, inspired by Jim's awesome character arc videos and stuff.
At the minute, I can't edit my above posts so I'm gonna start looking for somewhere to keep all of this that I can edit. But on Vimeo, I can replace the video at least, so I can make some alterations for those that might not be right (I think the Brooklyn clip is from the wrong domain, but I couldn't find a better clip, so that'll probably change when I eventually see it).
Hopefully, this will help you see the differences a little more clearly between the three (although Social Change is still light, but I think I have a second example for that one -- just have to watch to double check). The biggest one being: Makeover stories ALWAYS announce their goal, Evolution stories rarely do (or, at least, do it indirectly).*
Like I said, these were pretty rushed, but if they help in any way, I'll look into doing them for the others after I've finished up with Universe. Any notes are welcomed.
BECOMING AS GOAL: MAKEOVER
BECOMING AS GOAL: ACTIVISM
BECOMING AS GOAL: SOCIAL CHANGE
*which makes them a nightmare to find clips for (particularly for Richard Curtis movies)...