Principle Inspirations: Characters

Thanks to our anticipated trip to Prague to record THE LIST film score with members of the Czech Philharmonic, I am re-reading the masterful “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.” In this passage about “characters” I’m reminded of how we as documentary filmmakers make decisions about those we feature in our films:

“…characters are not born like people, of woman; they are born of a situation, a sentence, a metaphor containing in a nutshell a basic human possibility that the author thinks no one else has discovered or said something essential about… The characters… are my own unrealized possibilities… an investigation of human life in the trap the world has become.”

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