05 July, 2009

"Screenwriting and psychology"

Go Into The Story:

""Screenplays are structure." That's what William Goldman once famously said. And that's true in some ways, most especially because a screenplay serves as a blueprint for a movie's production.

However, most movie viewers and script readers don't make an emotional connection with a movie or script due to its structure.

Rather it's the characters we connect with. And developing and writing characters is fundamentally about psychology."

Article in full

This is essential reading. if there is a problem with scripts I read or things I watch it's this area, more than most, that's to blame.

1 comment:

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I've always been fascinated with screenplays maybe because I'm aware of how it works. But to be honest, yes the structure part is not "visible" to the viewers. They are more particular about the characters maybe because if a sense of connection.