Chapter 6. Story Analysis


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Good storytelling invites the audience to take part. It involves them. It asks them to be invested—to be emotionally wrapped up in the story. How does this happen? The filmmaker presents a problem or puzzle that the characters and the viewers themselves must solve: a + b + c = ?

How involved viewers become depends on how artfully they are led toward ...

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