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Focus on the villain 👺

Alicia Sekhri
Alicia Sekhri
I watched Netflix’s newest addition yesterday: The Woman in the Window.
“An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.”
Sounds interesting, right?
This movie got pretty bad reviews, but I liked it. I loved the way it’s filmed, and even though the plot isn’t very original, part of it did surprise me.
One thing is certain: it’ll give you anxiety.
If you want to read more about it, Vulture published a great analysis of the movie.

Picture from LaTercera.com
Picture from LaTercera.com
Focus on the villain
I recently read a very good screenplay, but something was missing: mystery. The hero’s journey was fascinating, but the villain was superficial and lacked personality. Without an antagonist, there wouldn’t be a story, so give them what they deserve: depth.
Weaknesses, qualities, and goals.
You can also hide your villain’s true intentions from the audience until the end, which will make your story much more interesting.
Bonus:
The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist
The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist
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– Alicia
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