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Published by: Michael Wiese Productions on Dec 02, 2009
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WRITING THE
FANTASY FILM
HEROES AND JOURNEYSIN ALTERNATE REALITIES
SABLE JAK 
 
 vii
table of contents
 Acknowledgements ........................................................ xiiiForeword........................................................................xvIntroduction ................................................................... xviiPreface ........................................................................... xix
Disclaimer ............................................................... xx
Chapter 1: What is Fantasy? ......................................... 1
The Varieties ........................................................... 3Origins ..................................................................... 19 What They Say ......................................................... 19 An Exercise ..............................................................22
Chapter 2: Research, or, Its Not All in Your Head ..........23
Subject Matter ......................................................... 23How Much Information Do You Need? ....................30How Much Time Can You Spend on Research? – How Much You Do, or Don’t, Love Doingthe Research ........................................................ 32 What They Say ......................................................... 33 An Exercise .............................................................. 34
Chapter 3: The Story Part One ................................... 35
 An Exercise .............................................................. 36
Chapter 4: Characters ....................................................37
The Hero’s Hero(ines) ............................................. 38The Everyman Hero(ines) .......................................42The Reluctant Hero(ines) ........................................45The Anti-Hero(ines) ................................................ 47
 
 viii
The Buddy ............................................................... 49The Magic Person as Mentor ..................................51The Witch (Bad & Good) ......................................... 53The Hero’s Love Interest ......................................... 55True Love ..................................................... 56Evil Love ...................................................... 57Pure Love ..................................................... 58Reluctant Love ............................................ 58The Friendly Antagonist .......................................... 59The Temptation-prone Friend ................................. 60The Evil One ........................................................... 60The Evil One Wannabe ........................................... 62The Captive Magic Maker ....................................... 65The Evil One’s Love Interest (Willing and Unwilling).. 66The Prod .................................................................. 68The Evil Friend ........................................................ 69The Comic Relief (Sometimes NOT!) ...................... 71The Kid .................................................................... 72 What They Say ......................................................... 73Two Exercises ..........................................................75
Chapter 5: Beasties, Magic Beings and Fantastic Races... 77
Beasties ................................................................... 77Beasties as Comic Relief ............................. 83Beasties Tugging at Heart Strings ................ 84Magic Beings ........................................................... 85Fantastic Races ....................................................... 86 An Exercise ............................................................. 89
 WRITINGTHEFANTASYFILM
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