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XKCD Movie Narrative Charts.

This is one of my favorite things ever:

Click the image to see the comic (and to blow it up to GINORMOUS full size).

I want a wall-sized poster. WANT. But he does not have.

Chris

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sarahbrand
Nov. 3rd, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
I don't even want to know how long it took him to do that. In other news, I have to watch Primer now.
mckitterick
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'm curious now, too. Handily, it seems to be online!
silk_noir
Nov. 3rd, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
What *is* Primer?
mckitterick
Nov. 3rd, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Here's the website! It's arty and stuff.
skyflame
Nov. 3rd, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
You can always save it to a flash drive and take it to Kinko's. :P
mckitterick
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
True, but I want the creator to get somethin' out of it.
roseconnelly
Nov. 3rd, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
I definitely need to keep this one for cubiffice art.
mckitterick
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
It's awesome.
xjenavivex
Nov. 3rd, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
OK that is so awesome.
bammba_m
Nov. 4th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
OMG, that is Teh Awesome.
dichroic
Nov. 4th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC)
Explains a lot about LOTR's success, doesn't it? I think I'd expect to feel something lacking in any story that didn't have that knot somewhere at the climax, when almost everyone comes together. (And I'd have a "what then?" feeling without the denouement, where they all go off again.)

It occurs to me that one exception would be Peg Kerr's Wild Swans, where the two threads reflect each other rather than coming together - but I'd still expect to see the same knot pattern in each story in that case, and I'd expect the two to have similar graphs.
mckitterick
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's interesting to see that compelling stories tend to have complex story, at least as far as character-interaction goes.
siro_gravity
Nov. 4th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
MUST SEE PRIMER!!!

the 12 angry men diagram is so funny!!! AAAAHAHAA!!

eta: primer is "watch instantly" at netflix! WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!

Edited at 2009-11-04 04:42 am (UTC)
mckitterick
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
I hear ya!
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