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)|
|Amos Fortune Free Man|
|And Now, Miguel|
|Arsenic and Old Lace|
|Babe the Gallant Pig (book & movie)|
|Banner in the Sky|
|Bedtime for Frances|
|Best Christmas Pageant Ever|
|Big Bad Bruce|
|Bridge to Terabithia|
|Cat in the Hat|
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory|
|Click, Clack Moo!|
|Death of a Salesman|
|Doll's house by Ibsen|
|Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind|
|Frog and Toad Are Friends|
|From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs.Basil E Frankeweiler|
|Go Ask Alice|
|Goldilocks and the Three Bears|
|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone|
|How to Eat Fried Worms|
|Importance of being Earnest|
|Kung Fu Panda|
|Little Miss Sunshine|
|Lord of the Rings|
|Mr. President Goes to School|
|Mrs. Piggle Wiggle|
|My Side of the Mountain|
|Pride and Prejudice|
|Raiders of the Lost Ark|
|Ramona the Brave|
|Ramona the Pest|
|Secret of the Andes|
|Sick Day for Amos McGee|
|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs|
|Something Queer at the Library|
|Tale of Peter Rabbit|
|Taste of Blackberries|
|The Adventures of Obadiah|
|The Cow that Fell in the Canal|
|The Incredible Journey|
|The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe|
|The Whale Rider|
|There's a Nightmare in my Closet|
|Tops and Bottoms|
|Toy Story 1 & 3|
|Waiting for Godot|
|When You Reach Me|
|Where the Lillie's Bloom|
|Where the Wild Things Are|
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.