James Napoli

The Fault in our Screenplays: Godzilla’s Missed Opportunities

The Fault in our Screenplays: Godzilla’s Missed Opportunities

The Unmerited Misfortune of Aristotle.

By James Napoli. Aristotle’s Poetics is most commonly known as the place from which we derive three-act structure, but his guidelines for what occurs as a character comes to a new understanding within that structure are also pretty awesome. Briefly, here is a paraphrasing of Aristotle’s basic recommendations for protagonists: They should have an “unmerited […]

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