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The True Meaning of Christmas - 16/9/2013 10:45:52 AM   
squeezyrider

 

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Sorry for the slightly jumbled up nature of this post but it's just a bit of a brain dump.

I was watching Real Steel with my son yesterday and he asked me what I thought was going to happen. I replied that I expected that the man (Hugh Jackman) was going to learn the "True Meaning of Christmas. He was a bit confused (he's only six) so I explained to him that the man would learn to be a better person throughout the course of the film.

I've done a bit of film studies in the past and I know that the term Bildungsroman relates to a coming of age story and I wondered if there's a similar term for this type of story.

My wife and I use the term "True Meaning of Christmas" as a joke because this journey is the same for pretty much every shoddy Channel 5 christmas film as well as (obviously) "A Christmas Carol".

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RE: The True Meaning of Christmas - 17/9/2013 7:31:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: squeezyrider

I wondered if there's a similar term for this type of story.



In Booker's "7 basic plots" it would be The Rebirth

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RE: The True Meaning of Christmas - 17/9/2013 8:12:52 PM   
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Never heard of "Bildungsroman". Thanks for teaching me a new word.

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