Posts tagged ‘villains’

January 16, 2013

Bad Guys as Good Guys: The Dexter Approach

Brad Johnson has written a great article for Script Magazine about how villains can make compelling protagonists. He uses Dexter as a prime example.

Johnson writes:

So you think that bad guys can only be Antagonists? Think again. They’re just as multi-faceted as the good guys these days. One day, when you least expect it, you’ll realize the script idea rolling around in that brain of yours is crying out to have a bad guy protagonist at the heart of the story. But how do you put someone like that at the center of your script and expect the audience to go along for the ride? Audiences like to cheer for the good guys, right? Actually, what they really like to cheer for is a character with whom they identify. On some level – any level – if the audience can catch a glimpse of themselves inside the character, then you’re golden.

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November 8, 2012

Crafting a Deliciously Evil Villain

Respected screenwriting teacher Jacob Krueger has put out a new instructional video on how to create the perfect villain. Here is what he had to say: