Christine talked about scriptwriting and the importance of creating believable characters that audience would like to watch. One interesting thing that she said during the lecture was that never use “It’s all a dream” as that would just be as if you’ve been playing with your audience’s feelings as most people who go to the movies want to feel like they are in the movies, and thus being real.
So, I roamed through YouTube, browsing at videos. One video that caught my attention was the trailer to “Eat Pray Love”. People watch this film not only because it is made based on a true story but also Julia Roberts portrayed her character in a believable way.
Christine also talked about how the film should revolve around the central character as that is what makes the drama, which is vital, because that’s what makes the film interesting to audience. A film usually either have an extraordinary situation or an extraordinary character. From the trailer mentioned above, Julia Robert’s character is an ordinary woman but deep down inside, she has an extraordinary dream of being free from her usual life, wanting to travel the world. More drama unfolds as she pursues her dream.
I have yet to watch this movie but from watching the trailer itself, I could sense a good grasp of its storyline and genre.