INT. EPISODE 5 – MIDDAY
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.
- Reddit: Have you ever rooted for the bad guy?
- Youtube: Hitchcock on Mastering Cinematic Tension
- Lumina: New Thoughts in Screenwriting Prompted by the Thriller by Stephen Cleary
- Wordplayer: The Task by Terry Rossio
- PHILOMENA by Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan
- THE BOURNE SUPREMACY by Tony Gilroy and Brian Helgeland – We analyse Pages 1 – 14
- ZERO DARK THIRTY by Mark Boal
- ARGO by Chris Terrio
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