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When is a story not a narrative?

The key difference between a narrative and a story is simple enough: A story is only ever in mind. Narrative occurs continuously all over the cosmos. Wherever there is change over time that is a narrative. Somewhere a cheetah is taking down a gazelle. Some kids are playing football in the street. A moon is… Read More »

In Conversation with Bob Gale (Back to the Future)

Once upon a time… I had the privilege of talking story theory with Bob Gale who is, of course, co-writer (with Robert Zemeckis) and producer of the Back to the Future trilogy. He is also a film school graduate and a respected expert on story theory. Back to the Future exhibits most of the principles that lie… Read More »