Why You Don't Need Writing Formulas
In this video, Just Write explains why the success of the film Rocky is not due to following screenwriting formulas, but rather building empathy for the character through a constant process in storytelling. He argues against the idea that a script needs to hit certain beats on certain pages and instead emphasizes the importance of emotional authenticity in writing. The video explores the character of Rocky and how the film's authenticity and dedication to character development made it a classic.
- Building empathy for a character is a constant process, not just a one-time event.
- The idea that a script needs to hit certain beats on certain pages is a myth.
- Emotional authenticity is crucial in writing.
- Rocky's success as a film is not due to following screenwriting formulas. Authenticity and dedication to character development made Rocky a classic.