Experts have solved the formula for a successful film
A group of scientists from the US and the UK have studied the story arc of several movies and found a formula for writing a successful script that will provide the film’s success. The results published by Cornell University in the USA.
After analyzing more than 6 thousand pictures and their box office in the country of issue, experts have identified six main types of story arches, which can be described as: a continuous emotional high (the history of “out of poverty into wealth”); a continuous decline (“Romeo and Juliet”); the sharp fall and subsequent rise (“the Godfather”); a sharp rise and fall (the Greek myth of Icarus); the rise-fall-rise (the Cinderella story); the fall-rise-fall (Oedipus).
It turned out that the most successful are stories like “the Godfather” — with a loose story arc, the fall-rise. It is argued that the arch “lift-drop” is more suitable for low-budget films, and the model of “Romeo and Juliet” would make a more successful film with a big budget.
Experts hope that the study will help the writers to create successful films that will interest people, reports “RIA Novosti”.
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