I am unsure why people are surprised that movies are not representative of the public, they never have been.
The very blueprint format of movies – scripts – are encoded as production breakdown, not to be seen by the viewers, but department heads into a cohesive artistic vision.
the shooting schedule looks to sluglines – scene overviews all capped to single line
EXT/INT – Exterior or Interior
PHYSICAL LOCATION (location name)
then in the descriptive text of what is seen and heard are CHARACTERS (casting details)
Introducing Characters NAME IN ALL-CAPS (Age, casting demographic, costume cue)
characters are assumed white unless otherwise actually specified. let that sink in a moment. humans do not actually have default settings with variations, we just vary in life
Ethnicity of villain and shady characters depends on which nations we’re friendly with or not
the white hats vs black hats, us vs them, the easy conflict, plotting formulas
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They are an essential set of books, for for me, had ramifications far beyond merely putting a story together. The logical and essential roll up conclusion to the Syd Field Method. Dion 1996 to 2011 RIP: Celine (1996-2013)
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