Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Screenwriting 102(2) - Desire

Scrounging around on Michael Hauge's website, I cam across a page dedicated to a protagonist's desire. He says: the "essential component of all successful movies is the hero’s pursuit of a compelling desire"

  1. The desire must be visible (to both audience and protagonist)
  2. The desire must have a clearly defined endpoint (audience must be able to envision what the end might be)
  3. Your hero must desperately want the desire
  4. Your hero must actively pursue the desire
  5. It must be within your hero's power to acheive their desire
  6. Your hero must put everything on the line to achieve their desire
  7. Your hero's desire must be resolved at the climax of the film

Read the full article here: http://www.screenplaymastery.com/desire.htm

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