“…Unless we are born with deformity, or suffer an accident, we human beings have basically the same skeleton – number of bones, how they’re organized, etc. – yet we couldn’t be more different when the flesh and skin are layered over the top. It’s what sits atop, and within, the structure that makes us come alive.
It’s the same with story – the structure that has been distilled into the typical movie formula is as present in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as it is in an episode of ‘Teletubbies’. Story arcs form the skeleton of human existence…”