Stories Need Abstraction


A story’s no good without a certain amount of abstractness. With the right amount, the audience has to think while they are watching. If there’s nothing abstract to think about, then the story doesn’t go anywhere. If you’re giving them everything they need, then it’s boring. If you’re like a mother bird feeding her chicks, where’s the fun in that? – Shoichiro Sasaki, film director/producer

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