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In our recent essay about the craft of screenwriting we stated that no screenplay is truly original because only 17 distinct stories exist and each of them has already been adapted into countless screenplays. However, we realize now that we forgot about the story in which the dog saves the family from the tornado and the one where Henry David Thoreau falls into Walden pond and just before he drowns is transported through space and time to 21st-century New York City where he is damn glad just to be alive even though he has to share an apartment with a college student and a duck, neither of whom will turn off the television. We apologize to any budding screenwriters who, due to our omission, wasted time on a screenplay based on either of these archetypes thinking that it was original.
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