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Old 09-22-2019, 09:07 PM   #41
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It depends on what you mean by "don't like." I have a hard time with characters I don't like at all, especially if they're the main character. I had a hard time with Breaking Bad because of that. I just didn't find many of the lead characters very engaging. Jessie was great and I liked the ATF agent, and of course Saul was one of the reasons to watch the show, but I found the rest of the main cast rather dull and unappealing.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:10 PM   #42
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:15 PM   #43
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It depends on what you mean by "don't like." I have a hard time with characters I don't like at all, especially if they're the main character. I had a hard time with Breaking Bad because of that. I just didn't find many of the lead characters very engaging. Jessie was great and I liked the ATF agent, and of course Saul was one of the reasons to watch the show, but I found the rest of the main cast rather dull and unappealing.
Gotcha. Then maybe characters like that aren't for you, understandable.

For me, I just don't relate to characters I'm "supposed" to like immediately. Feels a bit forced to me. I've never actually meet anyone I've liked immediately. I'm skeptical until I'm not. But, yeah, we all see characters (people) differently. So...?
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:55 PM   #44
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Gotcha. Then maybe characters like that aren't for you, understandable.

For me, I just don't relate to characters I'm "supposed" to like immediately. Feels a bit forced to me. I've never actually meet anyone I've liked immediately. I'm skeptical until I'm not. But, yeah, we all see characters (people) differently. So...?

Oh, please. Whether in life or film, some people are just boring. Sorry. Pass.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:59 PM   #45
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Did you just pass on Gucci the person? Because I agree, he's just so boring!!!
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:08 PM   #46
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Did you just pass on Gucci the person? Because I agree, he's just so boring!!!
Nice try, but what I mean is that there needs to be SOME quality that keeps you watching / reading / listening. Wit, charm, energy, humor, intensity, pain, whatever. Something that ENGAGES you. Whether it's the good guy, the bad guy, or a secondary character.

For instance: I don't care how brilliant a movie is supposed to be, if I find the lead character annoying I'm probably not going to watch it to the end.

Re. BREAKING BAD, I found all of Walter White's family dull. But the storyline is riveting, so there you go.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:33 PM   #47
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Oh, please. Whether in life or film, some people are just boring. Sorry. Pass.

Ha! No worries.

Like you said, whatever ENGAGES us is CORRECT!

But, I wasn't being facetious. And wait, did you just pass on me??? Used to it. LOL
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:05 PM   #48
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No I did not pass on you. Geez, paranoid much? I pass on boring people / characters. You do go on at times, but you are anything but boring

I believe that was one of Billy Wilder's golden rules: don't be boring.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:09 PM   #49
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Rantanplan -- (btw we got to do a thread on just names on this board, some of them I don't get at all and love to hear the background, I mean JoeNYC -- what does that even mean???)

Anyway -- I'm just so confused as the person posting the last 3-4 posts does not seem to be the person who also couldn't figure out their character. You seem 100% confident now and you seemed anything but when this thread started...
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:28 PM   #50
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Rantanplan -- (btw we got to do a thread on just names on this board, some of them I don't get at all and love to hear the background, I mean JoeNYC -- what does that even mean???)

Anyway -- I'm just so confused as the person posting the last 3-4 posts does not seem to be the person who also couldn't figure out their character. You seem 100% confident now and you seemed anything but when this thread started...
Because I figured it out, dude. It's called writing You pull up a chair, you take a seat at the table, you flip open your laptop and you do the work, and then at some point, if you're lucky, it comes to you. But only with the work. And I've been forcing myself to do the work lately in a way that I usually don't. And damn does it feel good.

It's crazy how we all KNOW this, and yet we don't, and then when we do it, we remember that yeah, it freaking works. It comes with the work. It comes with the process. Characters reveal themselves to us. Freaking THEMES reveal themselves to us.

This theme literally jumped out at me the other day. This common thread between all these different characters I created.

You gotta let it take you where it takes you.
And that only comes with the actual writing.
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