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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hitchcock's requisite for a film story

"It must blend two things which seem almost mutually exclusive: it must hang on one single central idea which must never get out of the mind of the audience for one single solitary minute, either consciously or subconsciously; and it must offer scope for the introduction of a number of elements: suspense, drama, emotion, and so forth.

In other words, for me, he's saying in all scenes, the thruline of your story must be present, and you must do this in either a dramatic or comedic context.