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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 Thirteen. The Dirty Little Secret

The Dirty Little Secret
 

It’s a form of alchemy, of magic, that is very appealing. I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. Because the very earliest people who made film were magicians. One of the aspects of it was the idea of an illusion, a magical illusion, in the early days of movies.

 
 --FRANCIS COPPOLA

Now that you’ve seen how you can use Lean Forward Moments to help you analyze a script and craft a scene, it’s time that I let you in on the true dirty secret of this book. And then I’ll qualify it for you:

Professionally, we don’t use the Lean Forward Moments.

Well ... at least not consciously.

I’ve ...

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