What is the key to making a quality film, TV series or other fiction?
The answer, which this new theory of narrative organizes and elucidates, lies in the development of the script based on the character's passionality. The theory of emotion arrives to complete the theory of the script, adding to the theory of the narrative of action.
The suffering, the lack, the damage, a passion that will be in the character is what will govern the basis of any fictional script. All actions that occur in the narrative must be in accordance with the characters' states of soul.
This focus on the character's emotions is what Syd Field called “the invisible structure of the script”, where it was not yet possible to enter. But he already recognized that the importance of a successful work was in the development of the narrative with relevance to the emotional state of the characters.
Therefore, with this new theory, it is possible to have tools to develop perfect scripts, which result in works that really move viewers, universal works for the global market, which characterizes the success of every work.
A work only becomes universal when it is able to communicate with anyone, in any language, as this communication takes place through the emotions that a work passes on to those who watch it. Feelings, sufferings are universal, understood or “felt” by anyone, anywhere in the world.