If you're the main character, you'll probably survive;
If you're not the main character, then you'll probably die.
Sunday 31 October 2010
Tuesday 26 October 2010
"A character not accepting a gift is not necessarily a block."
To take the ice cream would be to prematurely defuse the situation. We want to heighten the tension, understand where it all came from and then resolve it. Only then should the ice cream be taken, making a great end which would not have been possible had the ice cream been accepted earlier. The ice cream in this case can be seen as a metaphor for (or symbol of) forgiveness. And that is very satisfying to an audience even if they don't consciously realise the connection.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Impro Thought of the Day: Don't let the fact that you can justify anything allow you to not pay attention
Good improvisers are very adept at justifying mistakes and so covering up lapses in concentration. Don't let this fact allow you to become complacent about paying attention and become happy with these mistakes. Whilst a scene like this can still be good, it'll never be awesome. Make awesome your goal.
|Maybe not awesome, but definitely Pinteresque|