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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Fearlessflyer03 wrote:
So my objection is that the movie inserts this loose thread (Old Joe 1), which is not really resolved. Everything else - to my understanding - is resolved. Except for this part of the storyline.


You may think you want that. But when a 5 minute sequence is in the middle of the movie explaining this "loose end" which adds nothing to the main storyline but just ties up something that maybe 2% of the audience is curious about, it will stop the movie in its tracks and you will say that the movie felt long and draggy. And so as a storyteller you have to make choices, and decide what is part of your story and what isn't.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:26 pm 
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rcjohnso wrote:
Fearlessflyer03 wrote:
So my objection is that the movie inserts this loose thread (Old Joe 1), which is not really resolved. Everything else - to my understanding - is resolved. Except for this part of the storyline.


You may think you want that. But when a 5 minute sequence is in the middle of the movie explaining this "loose end" which adds nothing to the main storyline but just ties up something that maybe 2% of the audience is curious about, it will stop the movie in its tracks and you will say that the movie felt long and draggy. And so as a storyteller you have to make choices, and decide what is part of your story and what isn't.


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Sarah, given the choice of clip from Citizen Kane, are you being ironic in your post?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:28 pm 
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No, this would be being ironic. Or at least postmodern.

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