Once again I have some question(s).
I like to analyze movies to find out a storyform but it is just a kind of exercise. A reverse engineering to get more knowledge. And to be honest with limited result.
On the other hand I was lucky to find some nice articles of Armando Saldana Mora.
Especially ‘Dramatica For Screenwriters’ and something on storymind.com.
His ‘easy to use’ advices are a ‘New World’ for a beginner like me.
In one of articles there is a shortcut kind of way to find out what is particular story (in terms of Dramatica - OS, MS, IS, RS) about.
I suppose you know it. Just to combine domain, concern and problem.
For example Activity, Obtaining, Uncontrolled.
This set converts into a general sentence like this:
“tale is about a character who is trying to change a negative losing control on something by obtaining something”
This one may convert into some specific statements:
“Shrek must bring princess to Farquaad to take control over his swamp.”
Or… something like that.
For this set: Mind, Preconscious, Effect
The general statement is something like this:
“tale is about some characters that are fixed on the unthinking reactions somethings causes them and have problems with the effect this causes”
Now, the question is what would be an example of a statement for concerns from Manipulation and Situation Domains.
If any of you find this approach useful I would like to ask you for assistance with examples of general and possibly related specific statements.
I’ll try to be back and provide something from my side.