Think of a film where you were captivated by a particular character; who was it and why did they grab your attention?
Was it because they were very different to you, or did they hold similar values and/or represent the sort of person that you would like to be?
Did you want to be with them or did you want to be like them? (I often want to be with them I admit it.)
Were they selfless or did they just not seem to give a rats ass about other peoples opinions?
Perhaps when it comes to creating characters for the screen there is no right or wrong only real… to have human resonance.
I’m thinking of Hannibal Lector… and no I don’t want to be with him… but do I want to be like him?
Converse with me… which characters in film truly engaged you and why?