Mastery, Identity and Design: One Key Movie Element

by bxrtley

Why does The Devil Wears Prada, Julie and Julia, October Sky, Pursuit of Happyness, Whiplash, The Matrix, Billy Elliot or even Edge of Tomorrow align with the Mastery, Design and Identity trifecta themes? Because screenwriters crafted scenes solely dedicated to the protagonist perfecting their skills (mastery) and then wielding their newfound prowess aesthetically and functionally (design), while discovering who they are and want to become (identity). You seem them run errands, chop onions, build a rocket, close sales, double-time swing, leap and plié, annihilate aliens over and over again until they’ve got it. And that gets me.

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