April 10, 2020 at 12:27PM, Edited April 10, 12:55PM

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Stuck on storyline... scriptwriting help/suggestion is appreciated :)

I'm writing a script where the main character is ruthless and mean in every possible way, he's a ganster and dangerous, he is very sharp and alert to understand and read his enemies well, stays away from women.... now the point I'm stuck is to get some very good reason or idea where this main character shows his real character which is good and sensitive... and has a change of heart or a situation where his good side comes out and does a good deed instead of his usual mean and ruthless self... any ideas or suggestions on those lines will be appreciated on which I can build a script.. you may send on vkpb77 on gmal as well, thanks a lot..

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Maybe there should be a love line to show his sensitivity, some girl reveals his good side for example

May 21, 2020 at 1:38AM

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KathyHorn
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He seems very violent. He stays away from women. Maybe a woman comes along and challenges his world view. Actually, this reminds me of the film "Sanjuro". Sanjuro is a samurai and he is very good at what he does. But he meets an older woman who challenges him to look for a less violent solution. Its a really cool exploration of nonviolence. You should watch it.
https://www.criterion.com/films/598-sanjuro

June 19, 2020 at 10:38AM, Edited June 19, 10:39AM

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Donovan Wilson
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For this story I'll recommend some kind of event that triggers his sensitive side. Like he ruthlessly killed hundreds of people during a heist(or something similar) and while looting he found a small girl/boy 4-5 years of age..and that will trigger his sensitive side. Since your story is about ruthless gangster, sensitive side towards friends won't make obvious choice.

July 2, 2020 at 4:49AM, Edited July 2, 4:49AM

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