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What Makes Stories Special

In his book, Writing for Emotional Impact, Hollywood story consultant Karl Iglesias stresses the indulgence of the audience in film. In his words, “The emotional response of the audience is the most paramount and important thing when it comes to storytelling”. A statement packed with the true yet, in certain climes, understated definition of filmmaking. Simply put, film should be participatory. Film has transitioned from the nostalgia of unpopular culture to the bliss of popular culture. Film has been with us, lived with us, evolved with us, revolted with us. Film permits us to curate, express and pontificate ideas, culture and, above all else, the human condition. The best films leave us with veritable questions and/or lucid answers, but never  confused or adrift at sea. The time, money and psychic investment of the audience should be considerably rewarded. Nobody, I repeat, nobody deserves to sit through hours of confused, incoherent,…

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