Writing The Short Film


Types of storytelling: joke, anecdote, idiom – the need for storytelling

The Satire “Satire is a particular form of comedy. It is more savage than other forms, because the object of the satire, in the mind of the writer, deserves to be ridiculed.”
(p116, Dramatic Strategies)

The Fable “devised to convey some useful moral lesson”
(p117, Dramatic Strategies)

The Morality Tale “The key difference between the morality tale and the fable is the use of human beings rather than animals in the story.”
(p118, Dramatic Strategies)

The Journey “someone is always setting out from home.”
(p118, Dramatic Strategies)

Conflict and Polarities
(p120, Dramatic Strategies)

Character and dramatic core (where should emphasis be placed?) – component of a good story is self-explanation
(p121, Dramatic Strategies)

Seek creative solutions to problems “avoiding mechanical solutions means keeping your awareness of, excitement about, and commitment to the original idea in the forefront.”

(p124, Dramatic Strategies)

“should be a student of human behaviour”
(p134, Characterisation Strategies)

The Comic Character
(p137, Characterisation Strategies)

The Tragic Character
(p138, Characterisation Strategies)


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