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FADE IN: Context: Meeting the Hero: Adult David speaking to himself in his way.
Loop: Meeting the Hero: David let into the bar and driven home.
Referencing the Antagonist: Daddy (Peter).
Hero's Capabilities: David is going to play the piano.
Meeting the Antagonist: Peter says he will play Chopin.
Chosen by the Mentor: Rosen spots David's talent.
Hero and Antagonist relationship: he's my son.
Hero's Ordinary World: David at home with family.
Antagonist's Backstory: when I was a boy I had a violin.
Pushed to the First Threshold by the Mentor: Rosen arrives.
Call to Adventure: David could be very successful with the right music teacher.
Refusal: Herald pushed out of the house.
Elixir: Rachmaninov; the hardest piece in the world.
Foreshadow of the Journey: one day you will make me very proud; we are going to win.
Pushed to the First Threshold: David's father takes him to see Rosen.
Threshold Guardian: Rosen won't teach him Rachmaninov, but will teach what he thinks is right.
Foreshadow of the Resolution / Hero's Ordinary World: Sylvia takes grown David into his room.
Successfully Crossing the First Threshold: David wins the prize; offered a scholarship in America.
Hero's Ordinary World: David at home again.
Resisting the Physical Separation: David's Dad has no money to send him to America.
Foreshadow of Mentor's Magical Gift: We'll raise it through a Bar Mitzwah.
Mentor pushes the Physical Separation: Rosen tries to convince David's mother.
Developing Characters and Relationships: if you want to go to America you have to be fit and strong like me.
Magical Gift: Raising the money at the Bar Mitzvah.
Developing the Antagonist: Peter at home, discussing 'these people' with his wife.
Foreshadow of the Physical Separation: looking at pictures of David's achievements.
Hero's Romantic Challenge: the girl in the library.
Meeting Mentor 2: Katharine.
Interdiction: Peter doesn't allow David to go to America.
Developing the Antagonism: Peter beats David.
Mentor and Antagonist Confrontation; mentor Hawk and Antagonist Interdiction: at the synagogue; Rosen bangs on the door.
Hero and Antagonist confrontation: it is a terrible thing to hate your father.
David looking at the letter to America.
Mentor's Guidance: David plays for Katherine.
Punishment for Refusing the Journey: David loses the competition.
Mentor's Guidance: David gets a scholarship for the Royal College of Music in London.
Interdiction: "…and you think you can do as you please…"; Peter beats up David; will never speak to him again if he goes.
Breaking the Interdiction: David leaves.
Goodbye to the Old World: Peter burns the pictures.
World of the Transformation: London; Royal College of Music.
Mentor spots a Hero: I see genius in him.
Meeting Mentor 3: Cecil Parkes.
Outer Cave / Mentor's Guidance / Transformation 1: Cecil guides David.
Middle Cave / Transformation 2: Meeting Allies: David's pals.
Link with the Old World / Developing Characters and Relationships: David sends tape recordings to Katherine.
Pulled into the Inner Cave: the competition; David wants to play the Rach 3.
Preparing for the Inner Cave: learning the Rach 3 under Cecil's guidance.
Severing links with the Old World: Katherine dies.
Inner Cave Reward: With Cecil in the Mausoleum.
Inner Cave: David plays the Rach 3 to a standing ovation and falls.
Returning to the Old World: Daddy I'm home; Peter puts the phone down.
World of the Sword: Susie comes to see David in the Institution.
Foreshadow of the Sword: David is drawn to the piano.
Resistance to the Sword: the nurse drags David away.
Pushed Forward: David sits at the piano.
Guardians of the Sword: Peter meets Beryl at the piano; Beryl takes David home; Beryl can't handle David and he moves into his room.
Seizing the Sword: David at his own piano in his own room; learns to play again.
Loop: back at the bar.
David's own piano is locked.
Seizing the Sword: David enters the bar and plays the piano to applause; David becomes a local star.
Near Death Experience : Peter turns up; "..goodnight Daddy.."
Meeting the Romantic Challenge: Gillian arrives.
Goddess' Challenge: she's due to be married to an investment advisor.
Atonement with the Father: pictures of Roger writing to Cecil; watching Roger in concert.
Apotheosis: Gillian leaves; David asks Gillian to marry her; ask the stars.
Ultimate Boon: Gillian asks the stars; the marriage; the celebration; in bed.
Crossing the Return Threshold: time to go…first concert in years.
Master of Two Worlds: David gets a rapturous round of applause at his concert; Rosen, family et al are there.
Freedom to Live: Daddy dies; he doesn't feel anything.
by Kal Bashir