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The Pursued – The Fugitive – The Outsider

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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...Pursue: to follow or chase in order to capture or kill. Synonyms: go after, seek, trail, track, hound, hunt down, harass, harry, haunt. Fugitive: a person fleeing from hostile parties. Examples:The Fugitive (John Ford, 1947...

Abduction

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

Book chapter

...Abduction: the action of forcibly taking someone away against their will. Example: Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)A businessman arranges for his wife to be kidnapped and held to ransom to solve his financial problems.Polti...

Ambition

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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...Selfishness: a disregard for others, an escalating ruthlessness employed in the pursuit of ambition. It is often a central theme in comedy. Examples:Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)Two men get involved in a complex...

Coincidence

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

Book chapter

...Coincidence: a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection. Note: this is a new category, missing from Polti’s original, but I feel it is a more essential tool in cinema than it is in theatre...

Conflicts with Power

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

Book chapter

...Examples:12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)A ‘free’ black man is kidnapped into slavery and battles to survive the cruelty of his owner.The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999)A whistle-blower tries to expose the corruption within the tobacco...

Dream State

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

Book chapter

...Dream: a series of thoughts, images and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. This is another dramatic situation that did not exist in Polti’s original.Examples: Un Chien andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929) 8 ½...

Erroneous Judgement

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

Book chapter

...The categories listed below appeared in Polti’s original book. Hitchcock used many of them in his films. Perhaps his repressive Catholic background contributed to his obsession with guilt and suspicion: as a child he was placed in a prison...

Supplication

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

Book chapter

...Supplication: the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly: ‘he fell to his knees in supplication’. Synonyms: entreaty, plea, appeal, petition, solicitation, exhortation, urge, prayer, invocation, request...

Everything Sacrificed for Passion (Desire – Obsession – Sex)

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

Book chapter

...Examples: Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)A married woman is drawn into an affair with a young female sales assistant. It is set in the 1950s. Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou, 1990)A young man falls in love with the wife of his cruel uncle...

Adultery – Betrayal of 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

Book chapter

...Example: Arbitrage (Nicholas Jarecki, 2012)A husband has an affair, which ends when his mistress dies in a car accident. The police suspect that he killed the mistress. The wife and daughter find out. The wife exacts financial...