These rules define what makes a good, entertaining film for me. But they are more than that. They are principles of good storytelling:
- Make me think (motivation, character depth and development)
- Amaze me (surprising twists and interesting plot hooks)
- Touch me (empathy, honest emotions on a human level)
You can apply them on anything that transmits a message. I think they provide an underlying quality, also in design and writing. It’s really at the core of everything that moves us.
(Photo: Ding Yuin Shan)