Today we are talking about where stories come from, specifically how they emerge out of our personal experiences and unique authorial perspective. We’ll talk about the inspiration behind The Hunger Games, Spielberg’s aliens, and the critically panned Cars 2.
When I say that stories come from people, I mean that stories are also inseparable from their creators. In many ways, they must communicate the specific life experiences of their authors.
Sources for this episode:
Suzanne Collin on the Inspiration for the Hunger Games
Scott, Linklater, and Russell’s Personal Experiences
John Lasseter on Cars 2