I very much enjoyed this week screenwriter and screenwriting consultant Barbara Nicolosi’s podcast on “The Emotional Power of Visual Poetry.” Good stuff for all writers, not just screenwriters. Here’s an hors d’oeuvre:
A poetic image provides a PUZZLE for the soul of the audience. It uses material realities to depict things that are immaterial. It asks the reader or the audience to struggle with the disparity between the metaphor and the reality.
What’s one of your favorite images from a work of literature or cinema? Why do you think it works so well? What is the puzzle the image asks us to solve?
Share your thoughts with me on Twitter, @danielmcinerny, or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.