What about fear? Seems like a strong character trait. What is your protagonist afraid of? How is it preventing your character to reach his goal? Batman is affraid of bats and uses this against his enemies. Christa-Maria (life of others) is affraid of not being allowed to act again, so she informs on her boyfriend. Overcoming their fears is the subject of a lot of movies. I think robert mc kee talks about this in one chapter. What is the greatest fear of your character?
At the same time, Shyamalan discourages filmmakers from worrying about the opening night statistics, THE CRITICS, all the things that come after you make the film.
Congratulations! I'll watch the movie!
Totally! I'm really surprised. I thought most streamed movies would be
be films like 6 underground, Extraction, Holidate or something.
This could mean 2 things:
a) the public is interested into movies that are not just most simple Hollywood storytelling
b) The impact of an academy award on a movie is even bigger than I thought. Everybody wants to watch and Oscar nominee. It pays off to lobby for your movie to get an oscar nomination