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From fairy tale to film screenplay : working with plot genotypes

From fairy tale to film screenplay : working with plot genotypes

Author: Terence Patrick Murphy
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"From the time of the Classical era of Greece and Rome, literary theorists have been concerned with the subject of how the plots of stories are organized. In The Poetics, Aristotle put forward the crucial idea that a plot must possess sufficient amplitude to allow a probable or necessary succession of particular actions to produce a significant change in the fortune of the main character. In the early twentieth  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Film adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murphy, Terence Patrick, 1964-
From fairy tale to film screenplay
(DLC) 2015019255
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Patrick Murphy
ISBN: 9781137552037 1137552034 1349561290 9781349561292 9781137552044 1137552042
OCLC Number: 919440337
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; 1 From the Hollywood Paradigm to the Proppian Plot Genotype; 2 Vladimir Propp's Functional Analysis of the Fairy Tale; 3 A Functional Analysis of Charles Perrault's Cinderella; 4 Formulating the Concept of the Plot Genotype; 5 The Robber Bridegroom Genotype; 6 The Robber Bridegroom Genotype in Wrong Turn (2003); 7 The Frog Prince Genotype; 8 The Frog Prince Genotype in Pretty Woman (1990); 9 The Puss-in-Boots Genotype; 10 The Puss-in-Boots Genotype in The Mask (1994); 11 The Little Red Riding Hood Genotype. 12 The Little Red Riding Hood Genotype in Psycho (1960)13 Conclusion; Appendix: Plot Genotype Theory and the Hero's Journey; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Terence Patrick Murphy.


This book offers a detailed exploration of the plot genotype, the functional structure behind the plots of classical fairy tales. By understanding how plot genotypes are used, the reader or creative  Read more...


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'In clear and readable prose, Dr Terry Murphy demonstrates and compares the common structures, themes and characters found in several important fairy tales and movies. His comparison of the major Read more...

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