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Title : How A Christmas Carol Perfectly Demonstrates Five-Act Structure
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Lessons from the screenplay, i know you don't do anime. And I don't know if your even interested in that or not. But even for yourself personally I highly recommend watching or reading Attack on Titan. It is a modern epic. The storytelling in this series is mindblowing. It has become a classic, it is one of the highest rated series on IMDB and has the first and second place of highest watched episode of all time as well.
Revert and die, or change and live -- this makes me want you to go over Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" series (graphic novels), wherein the character fundamentally rejects change, to the point of death. He's largely a positive character, but when it comes down to it, he feels incapable of altering his fundamental nature sufficiently to survive; it's a fascinating yet heart-rending journey. (Also quite gruesome and gory at times, and not for the faint of heart. Plus, it's a bit old and has some elements that are, mmm, less than savory, and a product of their time?)
Wiped some unexpected tears away as I finished this... something about the power of Dickens and the redemptive arc of this narrative just touches my spirit in a completely unique way. A great video essay like this doesn’t just tell us something new about our favorite stories — it reminds us why we love those stories in the first place, and deepens our adoration for them even more.
this is a weaker video than normal
each time you bring us back to the image of the 5-act structure, your teaching focus is "christmas carol", not the 5- act structure. you keep reminding us about the main story beats, not the principles of 5-acts. you do tell the principles of the 5-acts, but these need to be the things you keep reminding us about.
the lessons should be "here's how 5 acts work" not "here's how christmas carol works"
I think what makes the Muppet version the best is how it captures the tone of the book. Dickens' language is very lighthearted and it feels like you're child hearing a bedtime story when reading it, even though what happens in it is actually rather dark and grim. By having puppets perform most roles but Scrooge, it keeps that feeling while dealing freely with the darker themes. It's balanced by Michael Caine's more serious acting. There are also some minor details that you just couldn't capture more accurately any other way, like how the Ghost of Christmas Present is described in the book to fit perfectly within any house, no matter how big or small, and then by being a puppet, it actually does - including a little mouse home in a wall.
Regarding the Muppet one. It's hard to find a version that still has the Love is Gone song, that is transformed into The Love we found in the end. The Love is gone song is kinda bad, sung poorly, but without it the scene is cut very short, and has less impact. The only version I know of that has it is the old VHS. I've streamed it, and have watched the DVD and Blueray, neither have the song anymore.