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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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Breaking Down the Script

Breaking down the script requires you to analyze each scene and cull for information about each character. Essentially, you’re playing detective here and learning about the characters—understanding their motivations and why they’re doing what they’re doing in the script. While reading the script, it is also important to understand that not everything is spelled out for you. While reading, it pays to observe what the characters do not say and/or do. Often, a character’s non-action or lack of response to something says a lot about him—for instance, if he walks away instead of engaging in a fight he knows he can win. While breaking down the script, it is important to keep in mind that you’re transforming something literal ...

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