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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

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...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...

Fatal Imprudence – The Gambler

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

...Imprudence: not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash. The element of risk is greater than the chance of success. Our Father, which art in Heaven, lead us not into temptation! Example: Fatal...

Rivalry Between Superior and Inferior

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: Amadeus (Miloš Forman, 1984)The film (based upon a play) chronicles the rivalry between Mozart and Salieri, two composers working under the patronage of an aristocrat. Although Mozart is the better composer, it is Salieri...

Revenge Following a Crime

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

...Revenge: the action of hurting or harming someone in return for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands; the desire to repay an injury or wrong. Examples:The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2015)A fur trapper tracks down...

The Enigma

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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...Enigma: a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand.Examples: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)Kane’s last word is ‘Rosebud’ and a reporter, Thompson, struggles to see if it can somehow explain the enigma...

Introduction

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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...Each genre of narrative storytelling has its limitations and advantages. The development of the novel opened up complex psychological possibilities. In the reader’s mind the text is immediately translated into imagery via the ‘internal...

Mistaken Jealousy

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:L’Enfer (Claude Chabrol, 1994)The film is based on an unfinished film by Henri-Georges Clouzot, which was halted when the director had a heart attack. A newly married couple run a hotel. The wife is extremely pretty and is very...

Necessity of Sacrificing Loved Ones

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: Sophie’s Choice (Alan Pakula, 1982)A mother has to make a choice in a concentration camp. She has two children and must decide which one dies.This situation has its roots in ancient drama and the Bible. There are few...

Obtaining

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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...Obtain: to get, acquire or secure (something).Examples: All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)Aspiring actress Eve Harrington inserts herself into the lives of a successful theatre clique and claws her way to the top...