Heya folks, please don’t be turned off by my apparent ‘n00b’ status…been in the zone for years now, so I wont as stupid questions.
Most of us who are into film making, like watching films, like to read and write etc, would all have noticed reoccuring themes, morals, ideas etc within famous stories.
Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and many other well known films have all taken from older stories…Star Wars probably being the winner here.
We also understand that most stories are split into categories of “intro to characters”, “conflict” and “resolve conflict” or something along those lines.
Now I’m working on a story at the momment, set during the days of heroic fighting with swords etc…I wish to ‘steal’ from all these ‘classical’ elements without unknowingly turning my film into someone elses.
So really, the idea of this thread is to ask if people can just pitch their ideas for some of those classical films we all know about. Things like the ladie in distress, the hero, the villian, the mean guy who always turns good, the two blokes who hate each other but always end up saving one another…etc.
So, go for your life folks…