The thing about storytelling in film is that every scene has to have drama. Otherwise there is no story to tell and no reason for the viewer to watch. This is where we end up with forced reality show characters, the more outragious the better. The dangerous and more subtle side effect is that we get repetitve exposure to scenes about daily life that are filled with dissapointment. Someone is always unhappy about some thing, the conflict they must try to resolve. The problem with this is that we start to view episodes of our own daily life as imperfect. We learn to look for the disspointment instead of the positive that life is chaotic but somehow beautifully balanced if we are alive to witness it. The good news is that great films can actually convey this message if they intend to.
- Posted from the Road