Tag: Character

How to Fix “The Last Jedi”

Star Wars is one of the mega-dynasties of filmmaking, and everyone has an opinion. Today you guys get to hear MINE. Since this is a space to talk storytelling, I want to momentarily set aside things like aesthetics, sound design, and performance to instead focus on comparing The Last Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back. The

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Can There Be Too Many Characters?

There are many reasons to include characters in a story, they add a lot!  Character can be the gateway for the audience, they can help define a world, and they can create conflict. When I worked on TV shows, the phrase ‘character driven’ was synonymous with high art.  I love characters!  Sometimes literally. But can there be too much

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