The Doc Fix


Regularly updated articles on story structure and analysis; tips, thoughts and useful bits and pieces.

Squid Game - Korean storytelling as I see it

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As I write most days about what occurs to me about narrative, sometimes I need to go back to an idea.

What I’d like to do is add something to an email when I said that what makes Korean storytelling distinctive is the desire to highlight the emotional narrative over and above the overall story.

It's a little more interesting, and complex, than that.

Hard science - the stories of ideas

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One of the most interesting applications of these techniques is in areas where more conventional story telling theories have very little to say. Subjects include factual TV programmes about abstract concepts such as space, the universe, hard science and so on. Even esoteric art films need a workable structure to hold your audience's attention beyond their aesthetics.