Pick a film, read a book or look at a comic strip. Can you boil the story down to its most basic elements? What’s driving this narrative and how is it resolved at the end? What genre is it or is it an amalgam of more than one? (Star Wars, for example, is basically a classic cowboy film set
in space). Make some notes on your reflections in your learning log. You might want to extend this by finding another story with the same basic structure but told using a different treatment or genre.