John Hughes passed away today. Molly Ringwald represented John Hughes' romantic ideal of the artist as misfit, sensitive and misunderstood, aspiring to wider acceptance but reluctant to compromise too much
Each Emmy nominated show has a clear, sharply defined protagonist at the heart of its story. Here's a look at each Character Type
The endings of The Taking of Pelham 123 and Duplicity left me shrugging and saying "Huh?" Both were box office duds. The lesson from both films is "earn your ending."
#TypesTuesday - Any character, regardless of type, can be an idiot or a genius.
Different Character Types view philosophical concepts like fairness, love and social or personal responsibility very differently. They each have very distinct ideas about how the world works and very specific ideas about what is owed to the self and to others
Terminator Salvation is a solid satisfying summer hit. It’s also a great illustration of the difference between a Power of Idealism character, Marcus Wright (played by Sam Worthington) and a Power of Conscience character, John Connor (played by Christian Bale). Although both men ... Read more…
The big summer hit, Star Trek, is a great opportunity to see the Character Types in action. Character consistency is a crucial reason why the film has played so well with new audiences and long-time fans of the venerable franchise
The lesson here is make the world real. Keep your character credible or they won't connect emotionally. Treat everyone in the film as a real live three-dimensional human being
An interviewer asked Updike, about his writing routine: You've said that it was fairly easy to write the Rabbit books. Do you write methodically? Do you have a schedule that you stick to? Updike answers with a full explanation of his routine
When looking for a novel to adapt, look for a story that has a strong external narrative. Find a story in which a character's actions lead to specific external consequences with real impact and which effect important transformation in the character or others