Saturday, May 19, 2012
16655--Motivation is for Method Actors
Readers aren't seeking pure realism now anymore than they did in the days when the "tall tale" reigned. Scrutiny of the motivation behind great deeds reduces them to forms of mere human behavior. Audiences are already faced with realism and its trappings every waking moment. It surrounds them. When they seek out the extraordinary, giving them less is a disappointment. If they could live the deeds of heroes on their own, they wouldn't be immersing themselves in movies, comics and novels. Don't berate them for seeking the fantastic. Give them something fantastic.
What's your favorite form of escapist, fantastic entertainment?