What Goes Around Comes Around: The Films of Jonathan Demme by Michael Bliss, Christina Banks

By Michael Bliss, Christina Banks

This first e-book at the director of The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia is complete, examining every one of Jonathan Demme’s 13 films.

Demme obtained the 1980 big apple movie Critics Award as most sensible Director for Melvin and Howard. Subsequent Demme motion pictures equivalent to Something Wild and the conversing Heads live performance movie Stop Making experience, which received the nationwide Society of movie Critics Award for top Documentary, made Demme a cult favourite within the league of Roger Corman.

With 199l’s The Silence of the Lambs, Demme moved right into a diverse league. The top-grossing movie of the yr, Silence won 5 Academy Awards, changing into the 1st movie to comb the easiest Director, Actor, Actress, and imagine different types considering 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Philadelphia also has been a top-grossing movie, with Tom Hanks successful 1994’s most sensible Actor Oscar.

Michael Bliss and Christina Banks contain a wealth of biographical and demanding information; an particular interview with Demme; the single on-set file at the filming of The Silence of the Lambs; an interview with Craig McKay, Demme’s Emmy-winning movie editor; a bibliography; and a Demme filmography. a number of the book’s motion picture nonetheless illustrations have by no means been published.

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Such questions help you find the best dramatic and thematic tension in your characters – giving you ‘high stakes’ that can amplify the drama and help to shape the story. They will help you, through the development process, to find the spine of your story – the Central Dramatic Question (CDQ) and the Central Thematic Question (CTQ). indd 62 27/09/2012 12:53 shaping characters Creative exercise Choose a film and work out what’s driving the protagonist, physically and emotionally, and how that gives shape to the narrative.

But it just doesn’t feel right. It jars, emotionally, because it feels like a world that no longer exists. Similarly, Any Questions For Ben (scr. Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner & Rob Sitch, 2012) feels really inappropriate for its characters. The film explores ideas of self-worth, social value and missed chances – all of which would suit a mid-life crisis type of situation. But the protagonist, Ben, is 27, and practically all of his friends are around the same age. What’s worse is that Ben declares his love for Alex, telling her that he regrets never getting to know her at university, and how he remembers watching her in the canteen in between lectures, and how he was enamoured of her.

Structuring the world means finding the specific ways in which the world operates – internal logic included – and how these might dictate the structure that you use to tell your story. For example, your world might have rules that affect what characters can and can’t do. Your structure will therefore be directly affected by this as your choices of character action are limited. You might decide that your world has a specific past or future – again, this will affect the structure of your screenplay because it means that certain things have already happened or will happen.

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