Category Archives: Inciting Incident

A Look Inside the storytelling of Pixar’s Inside Out.

“Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored.  They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.”  – Judith Wright WARNING: Spoilers ahead!  Leave it to the storytelling gurus behind Pixar Animation Studio … Continue reading

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Cracking A Beautiful Mind’s Schizophrenic Inciting Incident.

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.  The great task in life is to find reality.”   –Iris Murdoch One of the challenging aspects of analyzing a film is choosing which lens to view its story through. … Continue reading

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Dissecting Robert McKee’s Analysis of Ordinary People’s Inciting Incident: Did The Story Guru Get It Right?

As a long-time fan of Robert McKee’s book Story and having attended one of his weekend seminars, I’ve admired his analysis of the film Ordinary People feeling as though he’s one of the few to identify and articulate the roles of the … Continue reading

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