What is the point of any piece of great literature? Or rather, what is great literature? Some would say that accomplished literature is a way of exceptionally telling a story. However, what is the point of storytelling? In many cases, stories are told for entertainment. However, most stories have a moral or theme conveying an important message about life or how to live it. This is the point of great literature, to convey this message beautifully. Some pieces of great literature are The Story-Teller, by Saki, Geraldine Moore the Poet, by Toni Cade Bambara, and Enemy Territory, by William Melvin Kelley. To understand the themes of great literature, you must also understand how to analyze it. The content
While there’s a lot to like about this script, the script would benefit from more development. It can be a challenging script at times to follow. Thus, the areas to revisit are the structure, the pace, and the tension, as well as
Time travel has potential for good and evil, as shown in the movies ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Looper’. Groundhog Day is about Phil who is a selfish, rude person and is forced consciously in a repeating timeline. Looper is about an assassination criminal group.
The story begins well as it sets the tone. There’s a wonderful scene on page 3 when the chocolate girl mouse magically moves her head and tells McKenna to “save us!” The audience is hooked.
2a. The manner of which the story is told is chronological. There is no flash backs presented in this film, but some other narrative devices such as foreshadowing and symbolism. At the beginning of the film, there is a scene where
You are right chronological order is hard to grab people attention. Furthermore, if all the important facts are including at the beginning, the story gets shorter. I did not know it could be shorter, thank to know it. However, I do not agree Martini Glass story shape is going to be better this story. I was very interested how Tomlinson`s writing. I like his opening the story such a singular focus on the firefighters. It shows more detail at that moment, and I could feel more realistic and dramatic.
My design problem for this script was that I wanted to adapt a short story that I had written into a film format. Another aspect of my design problem is taking such an impactful event that occurred over the span of many years and compacting the story properly. I previously wrote a short story about the brutal rape and murder of my cousin, Quenette Shehane. Although it is a terrible event, a lot of good came out of it through my great-aunt, Miriam Shehane, advocating for victims rights with her organization, Victims Against Crime and Leniency (V.O.C.A.L.). I am very passionate about this story, as it has changed my life even though I never had the chance to meet Quenette since she died in 1976. Thus, I wanted to challenge myself and put
The problem is that the structure overuses flashbacks. Flashbacks take the audience out of the main storyline. Sometimes there are flashbacks, back to back. Producers are not fond of flashbacks. In this script, there are two separate storylines that present with several flashbacks. This really needs to be reconsidered. Not only do the two storylines compete with each other, but also the flashbacks compete with each other, which result in neither storyline being developed to their full
Erik Bork, an Emmy and Golden Globe winning author for HBO, states that “Jumping around in time with flashbacks can be confusing in a script, and can make it hard for a reader to get oriented and settle into one particular story, in a specific time frame” (Bork, par. 1). He continues to explain, “It’s usually better to just have one, at most, and have the rest of the movie take place in what seems like continuous present time” (Bork, par. 9). Many critics would agree with Bork, siding with his belief in the confusing nature of flashbacks.
Short stories can share themes, motifs, symbols, consequences, and plot lines, even if there is never any intention to share a common element between the stories. The stories can be written close together or in different decades and still be linked to the one another. They can also be worlds apart with different meanings in the end, but that does not stop them from having similar ideas expressed within them. The following three stories, “Lagoon” by Joseph Conrad, “The Rocking Horse Winner” by DH Lawrence, and “The Lady in the Looking Glass” by Virginia Woolf, are three totally different stories that share common threads that make them the stories that they are.
The story of the film may seems quite simple from the description, boy meets girl and fall in love, but beyond its simplicity in the story, some viewers may find the film a little bit confusing with the flashbacks. Especially
The script does a good job of establishing the goal for the parents. The structure works well. The opening establishes the ordinary life of Amelia and John Hart. It’s clear they are scientists or engineers. There’s a solid inciting event that immediately pulls the audience into the story with the disappearance of Danny.