Chaining sentences - (characters or character and narrator) - 'lightning cut' (film)
Significant and stylish way of connecting the end of one scene to the beginning of another
This technique was invented in film by Orson Welles and called the 'lightning cut'.
At the end of one scene, you script a significant sentence or phrase or word - EMOTIONAL PHRASE. At the beginning of the succeeding scene, you use the same word of phrase. This becomes a motif for the play. FIRST CHAINING LINK (end of scene) This 'CHAINING' word or phrase is used by the same character? You have a strong cross-link for the listeners to follow. SECOND CHAINING LINK (beginning of following scene) By a different character? You have the irony of this word or phrase being used in two contrasting contexts. Sympathetic character / Bad character. Comedy / Serious. Innocent / Irony. EMOTIONAL CHARACTER (vulnerable or aggressive) and the Other (supportive friend or under attack). FIRST CHAINING LINK (end of scene) - emotional, significant / SECOND CHAINING LINK (beginning of following scene) can be throwaway, innocent. Also use a SIGNIFICANT SOUND EFFECT for CHAINING. To build to the end of the scene for CHAINING - see INTENSIFYING THE MOMENT - discover the intense moments within your scenes
EXAMPLE: The listener has the enjoyment of hearing the re-use and experiencing the ironic insight. This was used to great effect by Anthony Minghella in 'Cigarettes and Chocolate'.
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