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In the Dardenne Brothers’ new movie “The Kid With The Bike” there are a million things raised that could be conventional “problems” that would have to be agonized over or solved (like melodrama or rejection) but instead they are avoided. Characters maintain their points of view and instead of a bad drug dealer hunting down the main character for violence, he’s put in jail and it’s just left what people do, with their wants and relationships.

improvnonsense:

I’m going to write an article about “improvy” moments in movies. Not moments that seem to be improvised, but story decisions that seem like the kind of decisions that an improv education would encourage.

I have two main examples:

  • How in Teen Wolf, the movies treats the emergence of a werewolf…
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