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The Lean Forward Moment: Create Compelling Stories for Film, TV, and the Web by Norman Hollyn

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Chapter Two. Loglines for Our Films

Loglines for Our Films
 

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.

 
 --FRANK CAPRA

Throughout this book, you’ll find examples from many different projects to illustrate how stories are shaped. In fact, I will reuse a number of them in many of the chapters of this book. I do that for several reasons, but mainly it is to help you realize how the creators of these projects used many of the crafts to help shape their Lean Forward Moments. As discussed in Chapter 1, How We Tell Stories, finding these moments is completely dependent on knowing the loglines for your films and doing ...

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