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Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Filmmaker's Life: If they're gonna be bad, they better be very, very good....

A stereotypical caricature of a villain.Image via Wikipedia
While writing Conan the Barbarian, I was sometimes criticized for making the villain "too sympathetic," as if slaughtering and the innocent and torturing the helpless weren't enough to make him a "bad guy."

Here is a great article by a friend and collaborator on writing complex characters who are neither all good nor all bad:


A Filmmaker's Life: If they're gonna be bad, they better be very, very good....




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