Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I don't like rules I have decided. I don't really like the 3 or 9 act structure. Why? Because of its misuse. People who don't know what else to say what you give them your script will just say something from a rule book. They will say "Its great, but there was no plot point on page 21". What is so wrong with this? The big danger is that we stop feeling the emotions and everything becomes intellectual. We start applying rules rather than building worlds with characters who do things that make sense to them. We stop living in the script and start living above it. So the next time someone 'rules' you - just ask them how they felt reading the script, not what they thought of it.
Posted by Tim Clague at 11:01 pm