I recently heard this quote from American actor/writer/director/producer Garry Marshall:
“Write this down, filmmakers: all stories are ‘Cinderella’ or ‘The Little Engine That Could'”
I have to figure out if he’s right. Help me. Do these stories fall into only 2 types? Or are there more?
‘You’ve Got Mail’
‘Pride & Prejudice’
‘Lord of the Rings’
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
and super duper bonus question:
The story of Jesus Christ.
and double super duper bonus times infinity squared:
What do you think about the idea that all of humanity’s stories distill down to the question of rescue and the question of determination?
What say you?