Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Reawakening the Grand Narrative is an interesting article on tribecafilm.com.
As someone who has spent the last decade advising the entertainment industry on how best to extend big movie and videogame properties across an array of strange new media platforms, I’ve had to think about story from any number of perspectives. What I’m coming to understand is this: Story is more powerful than any weapon. More than warriors, storytellers have influenced the way we’ve evolved as a race.
I’m not just talking about your gold standard orators—Christ, Gandhi, King, Jr. It’s also worth examining some of the world’s more conventional storytellers, those who have infused story with the power to move us, changing for the positive the way we think and act, in less obvious ways.
Really worth reading.