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How Do You Write Stories That Are Timeless?

Apr 30, 2010

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How Do You Write Stories That Are Timeless? - Question/Answer Q & A Discussion

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JimM: Timelessness
at May 02, 2010 - 2:43 PM
Mario Puzo said that the Godfather was about family not the Mafia.  The protagonist, Michael Corleone, achieves his goal by killing all his external enemies but in the process alienates himself from all the remaining members of the extended family he has protected.
Goodfellas is about a bunch of guys in the Mafia who are having a great time stealing from suckers. The Ray Liotta character, the protagonist, never essentially changes from beginning to end.
Both movies were well done and enjoyable but the Godfather dealt with more fundamental values and included a more profound change in the protagonist.

Timelessness is related to the depth of values involved and the amount of change in the protagonist.
Bass wrote
at May 01, 2010 - 9:37 AM
I think we should have more kisses.

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