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Jul 10, 2018

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.


* Scriptnotes Digital Seasons are now available!
* Margin Call uses the ”plain English” trope a little differently.
* Justin Dise walks through the basic shot types in a blog post for B&H.
* Bubble, a podcast by Jordan Morris
* Alleys, an immersive escape mobile game
* The Scriptnotes Listeners’ Guide!
* The USB drives!
* John August on Twitter
* Craig Mazin on Twitter
* John on Instagram
* Find past episodes
* Outro by Luke Davis (send us yours!)

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