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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 Eleven. Special Exceptions to the Rule?

Special Exceptions to the Rule?
 

Films of any genre need storytelling, even if the popularity of CGI [computer-generated imagery] seems to refute that... The [five-man standoff opening in Exiled] scene is interesting not because people are pointing guns at each other, but because we, as an audience, are drawn to the tension and conflict between the characters. I think it is important to see action not simply for action’s sake.

 
 --JOHNNIE TO

Some of the projects you work on in your career might be straightforward dramas or comedies, and you now know how to use the Lean Forward Moment concept to deal with them. But there are others ...

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