Broken Stories

Bombs away

Dramatica differentiates between a story and a tale. A story covers all the bases, making it impossible for one to dispute or disprove what the film, novel or play is trying to say. Stories—or grand arguments—feel complete and last a lifetime. A tale, on the other hand, lacks that feeling of completeness, evidenced by what many refer to as "holes" in the story. These titles fail to make a complete argument and thus can only be described as simple tales. No storyforms exist for them.