07 November, 2006

Be Small To Be Big

Scriptwriting & Script Reading in the UK

"You've got to "be small to be big". This means that if you can focus on the singular needs of a character, no matter how mundane or humdrum, you will tap into a broader emotional resonance than you would have given yourself credit for. That way, when the character eventually gets thrown out of a plane, or whatever, the audience is in the tune with the character's emotional stakes, not just the immediate peril he's facing."

1 comment:

TonyB said...

Another superb posting from Danny. Actually, it ties in nicely with what we've been discussing in the other thread about Torchwood!