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Antique Impressions: Dramatic Hook

Dramatic Hook

When composing a script, you are well advised to begin with a strong dramatic hook. The intention is to have the audience hanging on every word and action. They must willingly suspend disbelief as they are immersed in the world created on stage.


4 responses

  1. That is quite the scary looking hook. Looks can be deceiving though, can’t they ? The Evil Queen was quite beautiful to look at. She was scary inside.

    February 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

    • elmediat

      So true. We build up certain expectations based on visual social constructs which in turn are based on values, beliefs & ideologies. What is beautiful, what is pure – then we build up narrative to re-enforce the images. I try and deconstruct some of that over on Implied Spaces with my Broken Folklore posts and my exploration of Red Riding Hood.

      As to that innocuous plastic hanger – it does resemble a Medieval torture device doesn’t it ? If I flip it over it becomes an esoteric religious symbol, but that is another post. 😀

      February 18, 2015 at 10:50 am

  2. yes. it does look a bit scary.

    February 19, 2015 at 12:18 am

    • elmediat

      Perhaps it is the mass media influence of all these splatter horror movies on our collective culture associations – Texas Tool Time on Elm Street. 😀

      February 19, 2015 at 11:30 am

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