DZ-05: Shifting audience point of view and heightened emotions


Can forcing your audience to ask questions – and then answering them – trigger an emotional response?

Stu and Chas delve into audience point of view – not character point of view! Does your audience know more, less or the same as your characters? And does changing this within a scene trigger or heighten the desired emotional response?

To test this theory, we look to the genre that changes the audience’s point of view the most: thrillers. So we analyse scenes and sequences from THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, ZERO DARK THIRTY and ARGO. As usual though, we can’t help ourselves and also consider scenes from GROUNDHOG DAY, PHILOMENA and – of course – Stu refers to STAR WARS.


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