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Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing by Eugene Vale

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Main Intentions and Subintentions

It must be realized that the world and our lives are one continuous chain of causes and effects, disturbances and adjustments. There is no beginning and no end; in these interwoven nets of motives, intentions, goals, we find no absolutely undisturbed state of affairs, at least not for any length of time. Nor can we possibly achieve final and lasting adjustments.

We are born with continuous disturbances; others are forced upon us by other people. But the people who inflict this pain upon us must have had disturbances themselves in order to be moved to action, and these disturbances must have been caused by other people or things and so on. There is an uninterrupted chain starting in the distant past and leading ...

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