Category Archives: Empathy

The Power of The One: Schindler’s List and The Little Girl in Red

  This article can be found in its entirety HERE.     “If I look at the mass, I will never act.  If I look at the one, I will.”  – Mother Teresa Sitting horseback atop a hill overlooking the Cracow … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the storytelling of Pixar’s Inside Out.

  This article can be found in its entirety HERE.   “Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored.  They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.”  – Judith Wright WARNING: … Continue reading

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Machiavellianism and The Usual Suspects.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.     “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.” -Roger “Verbal” Kint, The Usual Suspects, Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie Much effort has … Continue reading

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How Pixar surprisingly missed the mark with empathy in Toy Story 3.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.     “We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” – … Continue reading

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Scene analysis: The Woodsman – empathy done right.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.     “For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by … Continue reading

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Show, don’t tell and its relationship to empathy in screenwriting.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.    “MYTH: ‘Show, don’t tell’ is literal-Don’t tell me John is sad, show him crying.” REALITY: ‘Show, don’t tell’ is figurative-Don’t tell me John is sad, show me why he’s … Continue reading

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Empathy: your story’s best friend and matchmaker for your audience.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.   “COGNITIVE SECRET: Emotion determines the meaning of everything— if we’re not feeling, we’re not conscious. STORY SECRET: All story is emotion based— if we’re not feeling, we’re not reading.” … Continue reading

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