Monday, February 13, 2012

114 Titles

I've said it before, I'll say it again, Katherine Farmer is brilliant.

The Cracking the Story Code Intensive Workshop was superb, and despite my almost 2 years of studying, I still found that there was plenty to learn in those all-to-brief six hours.

One very particular part of the Farmer Method of Script and Text Analysis is that you need to have a well-developed cultural background. There are movies, plays, stories and books that you cannot hold a meaningful discussion on Story Code without knowing the stories first.
With that in mind, I am posting a  list of titles that are required reading and/or watching.
All 114 titles are mentioned in the materials from Thursday.

Cracking the Story Code Cultural Literacy List
Notes on the Katherine Farmer Workshop

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Almost Maine (play)
Amelia Bedelia
Amos Fortune Free Man
And Now, Miguel
Arkansas Bear
Arsenic and Old Lace
Babe the Gallant Pig (book & movie)
Banner in the Sky
Bedtime for Frances
Berries Goodman
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Big Bad Bruce
Big Fish
Bridge to Terabithia
Brokeback Mountain
Burt Dow
Carrie's War
Cat in the Hat
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlotte's Webb   
Click, Clack Moo!
Country Wife
Curious George
Dark Knight  
Death of a Salesman
Deep-Water Man
Doll's house by Ibsen
Dr. Desoto
Dumb Waiter
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ever After
Frog and Toad Are Friends
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs.Basil E Frankeweiler
Go Ask Alice
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Groundhog's Day
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
How to Eat Fried Worms
Humpty Dumpty
Hunger Games
Importance of being Earnest
Iron Man
Kung Fu Panda
Les Miserables
Lightning Thief
Little Bear
Little Miss Sunshine
Lord of the Rings  
Miss Hickory
Mr. President Goes to School
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
My Side of the Mountain
Ocean's Eleven
Oedipus Rex
Pippi Longstocking
Pride and Prejudice
Pulp Fiction
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ramona the Brave
Ramona the Pest
Robin Hood
Rosie's Walk
Secret of the Andes
Secret Window
Shawshank Redemption
Sick Day for Amos McGee
Slave Dancer
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Something Queer at the Library
Star Wars
Tale of Peter Rabbit
Taste of Blackberries
The Adventures of Obadiah
The Cay
The Cow that Fell in the Canal
The Hobbit
The Incredible Journey
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Office
The Whale Rider
There's a Nightmare in my Closet
Toothpaste Millionaire
Top Gun
Tops and Bottoms
Toy Story 1 & 3
Usual Suspects
Waiting for Godot
Watermelon Kisses
When You Reach Me
Where the Lillie's Bloom
Where the Wild Things Are
Wilde's Salome

Did I mention having a strong and well-developed cultural backgound?
Are you an avid movie-goer? A voracious reader?
If so, you will find that you already know most of these and will have no trouble brushing up on the details of each story.

p.s. I've not added links to the OPL catalog yet, I will add authors, format (movie, book, play, etc.) and check spelling as I add the links.

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