CHARACTER EXPOSITION


"Never confuse movement with action."
EARNEST HEMINGWAY

All actions must be consistent with character, and all character actions should expose character. A slight and silent move properly described goes much further to show who a person is than long dialogue passages. Except in the case of external events, characters take actions based on what they want, what obstacles stand in their way, and the actions other characters take toward them. Viewed in this way, the action of the film is both defined by the characters and defines the characters.


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