I'm on an M. Night kick.
1. Does anyone remember an article that mentions Signs and Dramatica? Seems like it said something like "who cares about God when there are aliens right there?" Can't remember if it was on NarrativeFirst or Storymind or where I saw it, but I can't find it now for anything.
2. Anyone have thoughts on the Concerns for Signs? At first I was looking at the presence of aliens as a possible Universe/Situation, but that seemed to fall through pretty quick. Here's where I'm at currently:
MC-Graham Hess(Mel Gibson)
Mind: lack of belief in God,
Memory-the memory of a random coincidence the led to the death of his wife
IC-some mixture of Graham's wife and God
Universe: the wife is dead for most of the film and is dying in flashbacks
Past-an accident from the past has changed the way Graham sees the world
OS-what's going on? Who are the aliens and what do they want?
Understanding-understanding why the aliens have shown up, understanding how to defeat them
RS-not sure of a good gist-y way to say it, it would be something about how to look at seemingly random events
Conceptualizing-graham and God are separated over an inability by Graham to see the bigger plan. When he realizes that things happen for a reason and there are no coincidences, they are reunited.