chapter  5
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• The Great Director

What differentiates the great director from the good director is the business of this chapter. To recap, the good director adds value to a project. Using the narrative tools of character, plot, and story form, the good director uses a counterpoint approach to give a layered reading to the text. We are surprised and delighted by surprises that deepen the story. Guided by his director’s idea, the director orchestrates the visuals, performances, and text readings to create a subtext that again deepens the experience of the film for the audience.