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The Director's Idea by Ken Dancyger

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Chapter 4

The Good Director

  • The good director uses text interpretation to find a layered interpretation of the story.
  • The interpretation makes the narrative more complex.
  • The interpretation may generate from the director’s approach to characterization—for example, the goal of the character may differ from expectations or the director can use the surprise of plot to promote the transformation of the character in the character arc.
  • The director can also use a specific subtext to alter the meaning of the narrative.
  • The point of view of the director is more pronounced in the case of the good director.
  • Directing the actor and the camera supports the director’s idea regarding the subtext or creates a deeper sense of the main character.

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