November 27, 2018:
And the monologue continues!
One of the tricks I learned while endlessly watching movies is that if you create enough empathy through the story, then the audiences begins to mimic the characters. In one of those Pixar films or crazy anime series, when the character is notably calm, I tend to be calm, if a few of my favourite characters are visibly angry, I will start feeling angry, and if a whole crowd of people are weeping about the hero’s sacrifice, I’ll be teary-eyed as well. It’s obviously not a cheat code, you have to earn it, but sometimes the best way to tip your audience over the edge about a situation, is to just show a character react to the same situation.