InOnly Murders in the Building,there is an episode where Oliver Putnam – portrayed by Martin Short, is talking about how when people are bluffing in a simple card game they always have a tell that gives them up.
Just like people – characters do as well. However, I am not discussing card games here. What I mean by a character’s tell is this, we might get a glance at an action from a character that gives the audience what the character is like.
To put it simply, characteristic traits.
I like calling them tells, because it can be subtle and spotted early on in the film/TV show. Although subtle, it tells me so much about the character and we haven’t even reached the first turning point.
We always want as much information as possible on a character.What do they want? What are their goals? We want to…
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