The human mind is amazing. It can store vast amounts of information. And yet, there are a few moments that leave an unforgettable imprint in our minds.
What Makes A Great Movie Great?
A good movie wilt get your attention for a short moment, but a great movie will keep you on the edge of your seat, the very end.
Perhaps it’s the acting, the direction, or maybe the plot. Or maybe it’s all three.
Almost every movie follows the same format, but it’s how all the elements come together that make a film feel fresh and break out of the mold.
The Power Of Emotions
Imagine making a choice that’s impossible to make. Imagine standing there, helpless, powerless, defenseless, and vulnerable.
Making an emotional connection with the audience is critical in the success of a film.
A guilt that haunts you’til the day you die— a decision that changes the course of your Life—and a Lifetime full of what ifs.
The above paragraph describes the hit film Sophie’s Choice. Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her role in it, partly because of her emotional performance and how it connected with viewers.
Audiences relate to emotion because life is one emotion after another. It’s relatable and powerful. Capturing emotion in an honest way through the visual medium of film, can be a moving experience.
The Focus On Every Character
If you’ve noticed, great films focus on creating a solid background for every character.
No character is introduced without a story to tell, even if it’s for a brief moment.
Characters should be fully fleshed out so that the actors portraying them can provide an + authentic performance, full of nuance.
Even if the characters we like are fictional., they’re meant to portray real people, with real problems.
Originality Should Never Limit Talent
Some of the best films gained inspiration from others ideas. From Lord Of The Rings, to Forrest Gump, some of the best films weren’t based on ideas that came from the directors.
You can take ideas from various sources and mold them into your own. Remember But what kiLls them is a dull mind.
So, experiment with different concepts and you’re bound to come up with something good!