The art of screenwriting: Why a character doesn’t have to be likable to be sympathetic

6/22/2014 ISO 1200 Magazine 2 Comments

A video essay refuting the notion that a character must be likable to be sympathetic. If you like this kind of close reading of screenplay techniques, be sure to support their Kickstarter campaign to make media-rich ebooks on script analysis:

Text and video via Jennine Lanouette


Aankhen said...

Hey guys, thank you for the great links you provide on a regular basis. I always look forward to seeing articles from ISO 1200 in my feed.

I had a suggestion. If you look at that last sentence, the red text makes it look like ‘Kickstarter Campaign’ is a link to the campaign page. Meanwhile, the actual link, which is the URI, looks like just another bit of text; it’s generally hard to find the links in the articles here, since all the styling is suppressed except on hover. These things are easily solvable with a couple of tweaks: using link text and adding a border. I played around a bit in Chrome and the result is fairly inoffensive, I think. (Please ignore the doubled cursor, heh.)

Hi Aankhen.

Thanks a lot for your suggestion.

I am agree with you, we have a problem with links for a long time.

I will try to fix it, cause it is a great idea.