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Subplot Strategies subplot may be used to contradict the Controlling Idea of the Central Plot and thus enrich the film with irony subplots may be used to resonate the Controlling Idea of the Central Plot and enrich the film with variations on the theme Dark Night the love story between Bruce Wayne and Rachel Dawes. A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare various romantic storylines. When the Central Plot’s Inciting Incident must be delayed, a setup subplot may be needed to open the storytelling. Casablanca young couple needing transit papers Subplot may be used to complicate the Central Plot. The love story typically found in crime stories. Tootsie Michael Dorsey changes his friendship with Sandy to cover up the central plot. His abusive relationship to her reflects the abusive relationships he finds
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Unformatted text preview: men have with the women on the show ● visual irony ○ Julie’s father is falling in love with Tootsie ○ Michael is falling in love with Julie The subplot with the father shows Michael’s growth. Secondary Characters/ Supporting Roles ● supporting characters should draw out different dimensions of the protagonist ● Supporting characters should have some complexity ● Their dimensionality is brought out through their interaction with the protagonist and one another ● Drawing out the different dimensions of the protagonist ● Supporting characters can have complexity ● Bit Parts/Functional Characters ● Functional characters like waiters, taxi drivers, etc. should remain flat ○ something fresh to make it a role worth acting...
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