Posted in: Character

Narrative pleasure relies on a bunch of underlying ideas: that good and evil exist; that people can change; that change isn’t easy; that the effort to change and improve should result into a reward (see…

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Every screenwriting handbook offers its own conception of this structural step. In fact, the first reason to have a Midpoint – i.e., something strong – at the middle of Act II is to feed viewers’…

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Posted in: Framing

Good screenwriters are masters of frames. Evoking mental imagery to influence the way viewers perceive characters, situations, and events is part of the craft. Consider The Sixth Sense and its main character, Dr. Malcom Crowe:…

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