It's time to share another amazing video lesson from Michael Tucker. This video is the most viewed of his Lessons from the Screenplay series on YouTube, and with good reason. It breaks down the components of a compelling antagonist as demonstrated by Heath Ledger's unforgettable Joker. Watch, learn, then subscribe to Lessons from the Screenplay... Continue Reading →
by Gabriel Storment (@SeaStorm24) For every hero, there’s a villain. And for every good villain, there’s a bad villain. Too often in movies, the only reason villains behave badly is because if they didn’t, the hero wouldn’t have anything to do. Every hero needs a foil, but when that foil is nothing more than a... Continue Reading →
Jerry Flattum of Script Magazine recently put together a great resource of all the different character types you can turn to create your next super villain or misunderstood heroine.
In a novel a hero can lay ten girls and marry a virgin for a finish. In a movie this is not allowed. The hero, as well as the heroine, has to be a virgin. The villain can lay anybody he wants, have as much fun as he wants cheating and stealing, getting rich and whipping the servants. But you have to shoot him in the end.