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John and Craig discuss the power of point of view in scripts and how the choice of which characters have storytelling power changes how we experience a movie. Point of view has a meaningful role in creating mystery, expanding scale, elevating characters, and energizing a story.
We also answer listener questions about “Jackman shots,” renaming a character in the middle of a story, and supporting a child who writes.
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UPDATE 7-17-18: The transcript of this episode can be found here.