By Denis Gifford
Demanding hide e-book, entire evaluate of the horror motion picture style. absolutely illustrated with nice images.
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The character never learns or discovers anything emotionally significant that he didn’t already know at the beginning of the film. ). This is important in two ways: firstly, it reiterates the need for a screenplay to provide its audience with an important and stimulating emotional journey; secondly, it brings together the two narrative threads of a screenplay and positions them in a symbiotic relationship. The physical journey and emotional journey are part of a whole, and as Hutzler suggests, they develop in parallel across the unfolding narrative.
Exploring the Duality of a Screenplay Narrative 37 For Aristotle the emphasis is on action, but implicit in his work is a suggestion of the importance of character emotion: ‘well-being’ and ‘ill-being’. Egri purveys clearly that the inner fabric of character informs the outer fabric of structure, and without character, there is no story. For him, plot is formulated through character choice. Seger notes the importance of the ‘character spine’, arguing that plot is shaped into being through a relationship between a character’s goal, motivation, and the subsequent action undertaken.
29). Prose and poetry assert much of their meaning through words and imagined scenarios created through words; screenplays, on the other hand, assert much of their meaning through the shape and form of the narrative, where scenes and sequences connect and contrast. In fact, many screenplays are sold on the basis of their narrative structure, where a feeling for the sequence of events (and their combined overall meaning) can take precedence over a love of the actual written script. Therefore, the most useful way to examine the journey taken by a mainstream feature film protagonist is to use a model which guides the shape of a screenplay structure.