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FADE IN: meeting the Hero / going on a journey: Ben in the aircraft; arriving in the airport.
Time Pressure: parking limited to 3 minutes only.
Herald: Ben's father asks him to come downstairs, to meet the guests / friends.
Resistance to the Journey: Ben hesitates to go downstairs; he is worried about his future.
Creatures of the Ordinary World: meeting the guests downstairs.
Hero's Capabilities: hey “trackstar”; I want to hear all about that award you won.
Hero's Status: we're so proud of you.
Pushed towards a Transformation: what are you going to do now? About your future? There's a great future in plastics…
Hero's backstory: Someone reads Ben's yearbook.
Forced to a Journey: I have to get out of here; Ben goes upstairs to be alone.
Meeting the Mentor / Shape Shifter / Antagonist: Mrs Robinson finds Ben in the room alone.
Antagonist familiar with the Hero: …the track star doesn't smoke….
Call to Adventure: will you drive me home?
Refusal: take the car; do you know how to work a foreign shift?
Time Pressure: lets go.
Pushed to the First Threshold: will you come in please, until I get the lights on.
Crossing the Threshold Marker: would you mind walking in front of me into the house; the main door.
Resisting the Outer Cave: I was glad to drive you home but I have some things to think about.
Pulled in: please wait until my husband comes in.
Rules: I'm very neurotic.
Outer Cave Trial: you didn't think I'd do something like that did you, Mrs Robinson; Mrs Robinson you're trying to seduce me.
Resisting the Middle Cave: are you trying to seduce me? I'm not sure.
Meeting the Romantic Challenge: Elaine's room and her portrait.
Middle Cave: will you unzip my dress; I think I'll go to bed.
Resisting the Inner Cave: what if Mr Robinson were to walk in now? Would you like me to seduce you?
Pushed to the Inner Cave: would you bring up my purse; I'm putting it on the top step; will you stop acting this way and bring it inside.
Inner Cave: Mrs Robinson naked; I want you to know I'm available for you; if you won't sleep with me now you can call me anytime.
Forced out of the Inner Cave: Mr Robinson arrives.
Pushed to the Belly of the Whale: I think you should take it easy; sow a few wild oats; have a few flings this summer.
Resisting the Conscious Decision: do I have to do this?
Conscious Decision: diving into the pool sequence.
Goodbye to the Old Self: the fading image.
Belly of the Whale: Ben calls Mrs Robinson from the hotel; give me an hour.
Creatures of this World: the people in the hotel.
Threshold Guardian: the hotel receptionist.
Creatures of this World: the people in the party.
Fish out of Water: Ben is uncomfortable and out of place in the hotel and nervous when Mrs Robinson arrives.
Threshold Guardian: getting a room from reception.
Pushing to the Physical Separation: Ben phones Mrs Robinson and gives her the room number.
Fearing the World of the Transformation: Ben anxious in the room.
Resisting the Physical Separation: Mrs Robinson undresses; I can't do this.
Pushed to the Physical Separation: is this your first time?
Physical Separation: I am not inadequate.
Transformation and Trials 1:
New Self: Ben with glasses in the pool.
Being undressed by Mrs Robinson.
Goodbye to the Old Self: closing the door on Mom and Pop.
Watching TV in the room with Mrs Robinson; she leaves.
Foreshadow of the Romantic Challenge: What are you doing Ben? Elaine is coming down from Berkeley, why don't you give her a call?
Mom asks Ben where he goes when he stays away all night.
Transformation and Trials 2:
Antagonist's Backstory: Mrs Robinson, could we have a conversation this time? Having a conversation; Mrs Robinson got married because she got pregnant.
Interdiction: don't talk about Elaine; don't you ever take that girl out.
Ben starts to walk out; Mrs Robinson persuades him to promise never to take out Elaine.
Transformation and Trials 3:
Pushed to the Trial: Pop encourages Ben to ask Elaine out.
Resisting the Trial: Mrs Robinson is angry; Ben tells her he won't see her again.
Ben takes Elaine to a strip joint; Elaine cries and Ben chases her, explains and then kisses her; he has a compulsion that he has to be rude all the time.
Meeting the Oracle: it's still early, lets go somewhere else.
Journey to the Sword:
Recognised as Mr Gladstone at the Taft Hotel.
Ben tells Elaine that he had an affair with a married woman and that it's all over now.
Seizing the Sword: I want to; arranging a date for tomorrow. The kiss.
Night Sea Journey: Mrs Robinson gets in the car and threatens to tell Elaine everything. Ben runs to Elaine.
Near Death Experience: Mrs Robinson appears and Elaine realizes the truth.
Ben watches Elaine leave.
Rebirth: Ben tells Pop that he is going to marry Elaine.
Atonement with the Father:
Driving to Berkeley; spotting Elaine.
Getting a room.
Watching and following Elaine; running after her in the bus; talking to her in the bus.
Elaine meets Carl at the zoo.
Apotheosis: Elaine comes into the Elaine's room; Ben tells her he loves her; Ben tells Elaine that he didn't rape his mother; Elaine screams; Elaine is OK, she's drinking a glass of water; I want you out because I don't like you; Elaine doesn't want him to go.
Elaine comes back into Ben's room; will you kiss me. Will you marry me etc.
Refusal / Denial / Disgust: Mr Robinson appears; he and Mrs Robinson are getting divorced. I will get you arrested if you ever look at Elaine again; get outta here.
Elaine has left school. She leaves a note.
Ben drives back home.
Ben sneaks into the Robinson's home; Mrs Robinson calls the police.
Time Pressure: sorry you won't be invited to the wedding.
Rescue from Without: Ben finds out where Carl is getting married from his classmates.
Crossing the Return Threshold:
Stops off at the gas station to find out which church.
Gas runs out and he runs.
Knocks on the glass window.
Final Antagonism: Ben sees the post-ceremony kiss.
Master of Two Worlds: Elaine calls for Ben; he gets past Mr and Mrs Robinson; they run; into the bus.
Freedom to Live: smiling in the bus.FADE OUT
by Kal Bashir