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Dec 6 2012, 05:36 PM
- May 9, 2012
I work with a guy who was a soap actor in the 70s, and later writer for soaps in the 80s (all NYC ones that are gone). We were talking screenwriting, and the subject of propping came up, and he said that in the 80s, they knew that was the worst way to get an audience to like a character. Instead, you set up a situation where they had sympathetic motives but the whole town was against them. (See: Brady, Sami circa 1995 or Johnson, Patch circa 1987)
- Dec 6 2012, 04:43 PM
- Dec 6 2012, 01:17 PM
I found this little piece in last week's SOD and, for some reason, found it interesting. There's going to be an article about SC in this weeks SOD and this quote is under "Sneak Peek". This is from SC.....
"I was initally approached wiht a one year deal. I knew the character wasn't a fan favorite to begin with. I'm not sure he is now. Jennifer is very difficult to root for because of the choices he makes. But over time, the character has evolved. I think since the time I've been here we've had three or four different executive producers and head writers. Each one of them has had a different interpretation of who Danile should be, and what he has to offer. I've had great interest in each one of their ideas".
Interesting. Thanks for the tidbit.
I have actually appreciated SC in the interviews with him that I've seen/read. He seems to have a clue. He's wisely diplomatic, but it seems he does see how poorly written Jack is. I wonder if he wonders, as I do, why he's still on the show. I guess it's nice to be considered "hot," as that's all I can figure has kept him around this long. I don't see the "evolved" thing at all, but I think it's SC trying to make the character sound more interesting than he is, which it makes sense for him to do.
SC seems to understand this, and it is bewildering that the writers and producers don't.
My friend no longer works in the business, btw.