Scott McConnell

Storytelling And The Importance of Theme

Storytelling And The Importance of Theme

The theme of a story, whether it be a novel, film, television show, or any kind of narrative, can be viewed in at least two ways. Most importantly, a theme is the idea that integrates everything in a story — the nature of its characters, their motivations, and arcs, as well as their conflicts and […]

 Patrick O'Driscoll

Thematic Conflict – The Intersection Of Dramatic Conflict And Theme

Thematic Conflict – The Intersection Of Dramatic Conflict And Theme

Like generating drama, exploring theme is a primary function of any story, but why is it so important? From Terrence Malick to Marvel, every cinematic story strives for audience involvement. For markets broad and niche, making people care is the name of the game. The most rudimentary method of captivating an audience is with dramatic conflict. […]

 Alex Bloom

5 Simple Steps to Nailing Your Screenplay’s Theme

5 Simple Steps to Nailing Your Screenplay’s Theme

Alex Bloom explores the concept of theme, and offers advice on how to approach and apply theme in your screenplay.

Alex Bloom explores the concept of theme, and offers advice on how to approach and apply theme in your screenplay.