Friday, January 17, 2014


What is your movie about? For the more analytical folk: What is the topic you’re investigating in this story? 

Casablanca is about whether if it’s worth to sacrifice personal happiness for the greater good. X-Men is about what it means to be excluded from the society due to being different. Kissing Jessica Stein is about the fluidity of sexuality. Bridesmaids is about anxieties associated with aging and friendship.

Interestingly, what a script implies the main character needs (as opposed to wants) often reveals the theme of the movie, and the point-of-view of the storyteller.  Luke needs to "Use the Force" and "Trust his Feelings" and that reveals George Lucus's theme of humanity/mysticism versus technology (as embodied by the Death Star.)

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