Stephen Talks

…About the Human Element

The most important part of any story, even more so than the plot itself, is the characters.  We need to be able to empathize with them if we’re going to continue reading about and watching them.  But do the characters need to be humans for us to care what happens to them?

…About Story Twists

In a lot of cases, the “twist” is the most famous and popular part of a story. For me, though, it’s my least favorite part. (My Twitter account, as promised: https://twitter.com/ThePapermage )

…About Live-Action Disney Remakes

A lot of people have a cynical attitude about Disney remaking their older animated movies in live-action. It’s really just part of the larger cynical attitude against remakes in general. I give my thoughts about them in this episode.

 

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