Learning from other mediums

The Small Man has been ill for the last week, so he’s spent a lot of time on my lap, watching his three favourite movies; Wall-E, Toy Story 2 and Bolt.  Over and over.  And over.  I can pretty much recite them all by memory now.

The interesting thing is, after seeing them so many times in a row, I’ve stopped seeing the story, and now I can make out the structure underneath.  It’s fun to analyse the writerly tricks and see what has been used to good effect.

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