Does Your Hero Have to Transform?
jose silerio and naomi beaty, January 13, 2017 1 1 min read 1259
How do your heroes change? Can a story still be satisfying without the hero transforming? What does the audience expect? Jose Silerio and Naomi Beaty consider Manchester by the Sea, The Martian, The Wrestler and more in defining transformation and determining its role in your screenplay.
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José Silerio, a screenwriter who served as Blake Snyder’s Development Director, has been integral to the success of Blake’s workshops and classes as he worked alongside Blake schooling writers in the Cat! method. Naomi Beaty is a screenwriter and script reader who was mentored by Blake and worked with him on Save the Cat!® Goes to the Movies. Both Jose and Naomi have written many blogs and beat sheets for this website.
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the difference with Manchester by the Sea is twofold, it mirrors a *whydunnit because We the audience change knowing why the character cannot… its more of a mystery as to why he can’t change, and that … changes us.