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Creating Emotion in Games: The Craft and Art of Emotioneering™ by David Freeman

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Chapter 1.6. Why “Writing” Is a Bad Word and “Emotioneering” Is a Better One

Dialogue is only a very small part of writing.

Dialogue is only

a very small part of writing. Take, for example, the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. (If you haven't seen the film and don't want to learn the ending here, you might want to skip this and the next five paragraphs. Begin reading with the paragraph that begins, “If writing for scripts….”)

Li Mu Bai (played by Chow Yun-Fat) and Jen (Zhang Ziyi) “trade places.” Li begins the film by abandoning the spiritual (monastic) life, reentering the world of swordsmanship and passion. Even as he dies, he says he'd rather be a ghost by Yu Shu Lien's (Michelle Yeoh's) side than enter nirvana. Jen begins the film totally ...

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