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Film Plot : Invent Or Recycle?

  • In this paper I survey the 250 most successful films of all times and find out that the majority of them are not based on an original screenplay, on the contrary: Over 50 per cent of those films are either based on an adapted screenplay or on previously created characters. Sequels, prequels, spin-offs and the like are a sign of Hollywoods fear to produce films based on a story that is unknown. There are a lot of signs pointing to-wards the fact that most of the succesful films are based on elements of myths, sagas, fairy tales and archetypes. This seems to be one of the reasons why Fantasy films are so successful.

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Author:Oriana Zängerle
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2012/10/23
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Mittweida
Release Date:2012/10/23
GND Keyword:Film
Institutes:06 Medien
Dewey Decimal Classification:791 Öffentliche Darbietungen, Film, Rundfunk
Open Access:Frei zugänglich
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG