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Daring Enterprise – Brave Adventure

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Enterprise: a project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one. Example: Apollo 13 (Ron Howard, 1995)A moon mission goes wrong when an oxygen tank explodes. The mission is aborted and the crew have to overcome huge...

Disaster

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Disaster: a sudden accident or a natural catastrophe that causes great damage or loss of life; an event or fact that has unfortunate consequences. Synonyms: calamity, catastrophe, collapse, failure, fiasco, tragedy, misadventure...

Incest

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Incest: sexual intercourse between people classed as being too closely related to marry each other. (Latin – incestus, meaning impure.) Usually between father and daughter, sometimes between mother and son, sometimes between siblings...

Rivalry of Kinsman

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Contains strong elements: obsession, eroticism, jealousy, loss of control, confusion of loyalty.Example: Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956)Rivalries cause the members of a rich Texan oil family to tear each other apart, ending...

Deliverance (Rescue)

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Deliverance: The action of being rescued or set free, saved from something dangerous or unpleasant; prayers for deliverance. Synonyms: redemption, salvation, acquittal. Example:It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)James Stewart...

Cruelty and Misfortune

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Cruelty: actions that cause suffering; a desire to cause others to suffer. Misfortune: adverse fortune; bad luck; an unfortunate event. Example:Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)A Hungarian Jew (Saul) survives in a Nazi concentration...

Discovery of the Dishonour of a Loved One

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Examples:Music Box (Costa-Gavras, 1989)A daughter learns that her father may have been a Nazi war criminal. The film revolves around her attempts to deal with the resulting situation.Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)A detective is asked...

Self-Sacrifice for Family

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Example: Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)A love affair blossoms between a married man and a married woman. They decide to give each other up for the sake of their respective families.Again, as in so many of the 36 situations, we...

Loss of a Loved One

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Examples:The German Sisters (Margarethe von Trotta, 1981)The film is loosely based upon the Baader– Meinhof movement. Two sisters have different views on how to bring about political change. One becomes a terrorist, the other a journalist...

Obstacles to Love

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

Faber & Faber, 2017

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...Example:Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)The love of two cowboys for each other is kept a secret from their families over a number of years.It would seem that love is a very strong and fascinating subject for all audiences. The evidence...